Any Educational Institution that is able to demonstrate that it qualifies to join the SANReN network will, on application, and on signature of the SABEN REN (Research and Education Network) Service Agreement, be connected by, and receive services from SABEN.
Educational Institution (Public or Private) that are recognised by SARS as exempt from income taxes, are eligible to connect to SANReN. Send us an email describing your institution – support at saben dot ac dot za.
Submit an application for each of your sites using the convenient online form.
The REN Services Agreement is a master agreement that outlines the terms of getting connectivity through SABEN. The REN services agreement does not contain any orders or financial commitments on your part, including the specifics around individual circuits, costs, bandwidth, services, etc. The latter are handled as individual orders that become party to this REN agreement. The agreement is available online, as are the Standard Terms and Conditions, Acceptable Use Policy and the Service Level Indicators and Targets.
The project is studied by a TENET/SCA review team in terms of its impact on the SANReN backbone, the affected SANReN PoP(s) and the SANReN community.
The vendors will conduct a desktop feasibility study to confirm availability of their infrastructure. They might require a site survey to be conducted. Once feasibility has been confirmed, the vendor will supply SABEN with a quotation.
Presentation to your Exco and other managers (including CEO, CFO, Corp Services, Academic Services, SCM, IT) is recommended. This is to ensure that the project is reviewed and included within the organization’s strategic and budgeting processes.
Once the final costs are completed, an official cost proposal will be submitted in the form of a SABEN Service Schedule (a de-facto quote), which becomes a party to the REN Services agreement. The Project Service Schedule outlines the CAPEX costs and OPEX costs associated with the access network (including the bandwidth costs).
Once your chief executive officer signs the SABEN Service Schedule, we will send a PO to the vendor which gives them the go ahead to commence the builds.
Once the builds are complete, SABEN will commission the physical links, and deploy the necessary networking equipment. (Note, if your college uses an Order Number system for procurement purposes, such a number (for the project CAPEX and for the network OPEX) would need to be in place by the time the build is complete, at which time we will invoice you for the project CAPEX).
1) TENET General Advisory to TVET Colleges2) Letter from Treasury on the Relationship Between DST, CSIR and TENET
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