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Kenya's education sector given 10GE Ethernet boost

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Network solutions firm Telco Systems has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET).

KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator focused on education and research institutions. It is also designated as the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and provides Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses.

In a statement, Telco Systems explains that the new carrier Ethernet network replaces the previously used Layer 3 transport network, and has provided internet access and data centre interconnectivity to local academic and research institutions.

The second stage of the project involves the provision of this same connectivity to additional educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools. However, this is still in the planning phase and a timeline has not been finalised, according to Telco Systems.

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