KENET Partners with SomaliREN for the SomNOG Conference
KENET is keen on is collaborating with upcoming and established regional and international National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). KENET partnered with the Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) in support of its annual Somali Network Operators’ Group (SomNOG) Conference and workshops held on October 15-21, 2018. KENET made its networking lab accessible to the workshop participants who used it for hands-on lab practice on Routing and Switching. The 26 workshop participants remotely accessed the KENET training lab and acquired hands-on experience in building campus networks and configuring switches and routers.
Participants of the SomNoG Conference (Photo:Coutesy)
Mr. Abdullahi Bihi Hussein, SomaliREN CEO said that, “this was the easiest workshop on networking that we have ever run, we had no logistical issues, and less worry about the possibility of hardware malfunction during the sessions. The KENET team was very supportive.” He further noted that, “the local traffic exchanged within the regional backbone shows that there was minimal local collaboration. Starting peer to peer collaborative efforts in the form of small projects can create and nurture a culture of collaboration among the NRENs.”