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Faster Internet for South African Universities

SANREN goes live! SANREN’s new 10 gigabytes-per-second service went live in Johannesburg on 31 March, connecting the main University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus and three University of Johannesburg campuses to an optical fibre ring that starts and ends at a location called the Reefhead Gateway. SANREN, the South African National Research Network system will expand university bandwidth 35-fold and vastly increase the speed and capacity of internet connections. SANREN will help to close the digital divide between this part of Africa and developed countries, and advance the capacity for research and collaboration with scholars locally and internationally. In the next couple of years it is envisaged that all South African universities will be connected to SANReN’s network. To read more click here!