AFFORDABLE BANDWIDTH SERVICE
TERNET provides bandwidth to all members. In order to get bandwidth from TERNET you will have to connect to TERNET NOC at COSTECH Building using your preferred last-mile provider or TERNET partner provider. The benefit of using TERNET partner provider is that the service is already negotiated for you and you pay only one invoice to TERNET. If you use your other preferred provider, you will only pay TERNET for bandwidth and pay the link cost to your provider.
Why You Should Get This Service Through TERNET
1.TERNET bandwidth is from Africaconnect2 project managed by Ubuntunet specifically for research and education purposes. Being one of the TERNET members and connected to the regional network you benefit from regional collaborations in education research.
2.Africanconnect2 project link is not connected to local broadband providers, it terminates at Seacom Kunduchi PoP and goes direct to GEANT network in Europe where all research and education links meet (as seen in the figure). You might want to read more on this page about the benefits of being part of the GEANT network.
3.The link is on a protected circuit (it is insured). Therefore, in case of any link breakdown to Europe we are automatically moved to redundant links. This means high link reliability provided that the last-mile provider (from your institution to TERNET) is reliable as well. TERNET has partnered with reliable last-mile providers and guarantee reliable last-mile connection if you decide to use TERNET partner provider. Based on the feedback we get from our members who are using this provider, we are confident with the reliability they provide.
4.With TERNET partner provider, you get a dedicated last-mile link (not shared with other customers along the way) which means less latency/delay to you.
5.Connectivity costs keep dropping from time to time and at TERNET we keep ourselves updated with the current prices and negotiate with last-mile providers accordingly.
6.IP addresses given by TERNET are identified by AFRINIC (the IP registry for Africa) and the rest of the world for research and education purposes. Therefore, using these IP addresses gives you free access to publications and other online resources that are categorized for research and education and use IP address system to identify research and education institutions.
To apply for this service please fill the form available here
In addition to giving you this service, we go out of our way to ensure that you are satisfied and trust us to serve your education and research needs. Just in case we didn’t fulfill this commitment while serving you, please let us know what we could do better and we will be happy to improve our services. If we fulfilled this commitment also let us know because it gives us pleasure and motivation to keep serving you with the best of our abilities.