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  • Sep

    2012

    21

    DRIHM Newsletter just published (0)

    The DRIHM (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology, www.drihm.eu) newsletter is now available online.
    DRIHM is a project funded under the EU’s FP7 Capacities Programme (INFRA-2011-1.2.1: e-Science environments) with the aim of develop a prototype e-Science environment to facilitate collaboration between Hydro-Meteorology Research (HMR) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and provide end-to-end HMR services (models, datasets [...]

     
  • Oct

    2011

    13

    ACE: a new submarine cable between Africa and Europe (0)

    France Telecom-Orange announced on October 10, 2011 the landing in Penmarc’h, Brittany, of ACE, the new submarine cable serving 23 countries by linking France to South Africa.

     
  • Oct

    2011

    13

    Report on Knowledge without borders – GÉANT 2020 (1)

    Source
    European Commission

    In short

    This report presents the GÉANT experts’ views on the future of the pan-European research and education network GÉANT. It makes specific recommendations to policy makers, funding bodies and the research and the education networks community for supporting and expanding knowledge communities, pushing state-of-the-art technology and adapting to change both from a governance and [...]

     
  • Sep

    2011

    30

    Neelie Kroes’ visit in Kenya: how ICT helps developing countries – some Kenya case stu (0)

    On the occasion of the Internet Governance Forum, held in Nairobi on 27-30 September 2011, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes visited Kenya to further explore the role of ICT in the developing world.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    29

    2012 INNOVATION PRIZE FOR AFRICA (0)

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) to be awarded for the first time in February 2012. This prestigious and well-endowed award aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    20

    AfricaConnect Implementation Moves into High Gear (0)

    The implementation of AfricaConnect has well and truly started. During the last eight weeks, the technical design team has gathered the coordinates of POPs among the member NRENs. These are required as a component of the Request for Information and later the formal Request for Proposals.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    20

    Climate Change and the role of ICT (0)

    Issues of Climate Change are topping the agenda in almost every discipline. In the field of ICT, there are multiple aspects to consider. On the downside, NRENs are aware of the contribution of the energy used by ICT equipment impacting negatively on climate and also of the challenge of safely disposing of this equipment at the end of its life cycle.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    20

    KENET to set up the first EDUROAM Service in Africa (0)

    In collaboration with DFN (the German Research and Education Network), KENET (the Kenya Education Network) is setting up the EDUROAM service in Kenya, which is going to be the first in Africa. The service will benefit thousands of university staff and students as they roam with their laptops.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    19

    UNESCO Broadband Commission report (0)

    According to a new report released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development during its third meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (July 27, 2011), governments around the world need to formulate and implement national multi-sectoral broadband plans rapidly – or risk being seriously disadvantaged in today’s increasingly high-speed digital environment.

     
  • Aug

    2011

    19

    RENU internal backbone: phase one to be soon completed (0)

    The Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) commissioned last June, with the assistance of the Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation (IEEAF), the phase one of its network backbone, covering Kampala metropolitan area and Entebbe.