Idle research network reactivated after more than a year

The Nigerian Research and Education Network has been reactivated after lying idle for more than one year, after funds were made available, writes Chike Onwuegbuchi for The Guardian Nigeria.

The reactivation of the bandwidth infrastructure for universities and research centres was made possible by National Universities Commission, the owners of the infrastructure, securing funds from the federal government to sustain the operation of the infrastructure.

The infrastructure was launched over two years ago to provide some 27 universities connected to the facility with bandwidth. The Nigerian Research and Education Network is a collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Education, the World Bank and the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology. Nigeria CommunicationsWeek investigations revealed that the infrastructure was hit by a lack of funding after the initial take-off grant was exhausted.
Full report on The Guardian Nigeria site