UbuntuNet Connect 2012,
Hosted by TERNET, the Tanzanian Research and Education Network in partnership with UbuntuNet Alliance. The exciting news during 2012 is not about having UbuntuNet, our data network, augmented by new connections with the roll out of the AfricaConnect project: it is about the fact that the new segments will establish, for the first time, a regional network where African traffic can be exchanged within Africa. However, our motivation is not the data infrastructure: it is the use of the regional network to enable increased regional research and education collaboration, resource sharing, and exploitation of advanced applications (e.g. video conferencing, grid and cloud computing applications). This has defined the theme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2012, the 5th in the series,
The conference will provide opportunities for showcasing examples of collaborative regional research and learning that not only support African development, but also enable African researcher networks to participate in global research undertakings.