Somali REN Joins SoIXP

Somali Research and Education Network (, which runs a network operation center (NOC) for Somali universities has officially joined the Somali Internet Exchange Point (SoIXP), becoming one of the founding members of the infrastructure.

Somali REN has recently connected to the UbuntuNet network. The connectivity to the regional backbone follows the awarding of a 10 year contract to telecom network provider Somcast Networks LLC to provide an STM 1 circuit from the UbuntuNet Alliance’s PoPs between Dar es Salaam and Mogadishu.

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