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SILK-Afghanistan: 10 years of promoting internet connectivity in Afghanistan

Representatives from the Afghan government, the European Commission and NATO came together for a two-day workshop last week to take stock of the achievements of the SILK-Afghanistan programme, assess current needs, and set out a plan to ensure a sustainable future for the initiative.
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Expansion of SILK-Afghanistan connects additional 9000 students to global information highway

An expansion of the NATO-funded SILK-Afghanistan Programme will provide free high-speed internet access to 9000 additional university students and their teaching staff from seven different provinces.
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Expanding internet connectivity in Afghanistan

Named after the Great Silk Road trading route linking Asia and Europe, the NATO Virtual Silk Highway (SILK) provides affordable, high-speed Internet access via satellite to the academic communities of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The SILK project is operational at Kabul University, Afghanistan, since 2006, and is now looking into expanding the network to the provinces.
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NATO to expand Internet connectivity in Afghanistan

On 21 December 2009, the NATO C3 Agency and the Public Diplomacy Division of NATO have completed the signature process of the Letter of Agreement in support of the “SILK-Afghanistan” project. This is a significant step towards expanding broadband Internet connectivity for higher education throughout the provinces in Afghanistan.
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NATO Virtual Silk Highway in Afghanistan

Through high-speed Internet access via the NATO Virtual Silk Highway Project, the Kabul academic community can now make use of the latest tools and technologies to provide young Afghan men and women with a better standard of education, and ultimately a better future.
02 Apr. 2008

Hello Kabul, this is Bucharest calling!

A new video teleconferencing (VTC) facility, made possible via the NATO Virtual Silk Highway project, connected students at the Young Atlanticist Summit in Bucharest on 2 and 3 April with their counterparts in Kabul University.
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NATO SILK board looks at future of computer networks in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan

From 3 to 6 November, the supervisory board of the Virtual Silk Highway (SILK) project is holding its 20th meeting at NATO Headquarters to discuss the way ahead for Internet connectivity among academic communities in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan.
10 Oct. 2004

Afghanistan links to the Virtual Silk Highway

Afghanistan has become the latest link in NATO’s “Virtual Silk Highway” – the project which provides high-speed Internet access to the academic communities of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
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Afghan trainees help expand NATO internet connectivity programme

On 25 May, thirteen young Afghan professionals in information technology began a three-week-long Advanced Training Course, “Managing an Academic Network,” at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Provided with scholarships, travel, and living expenses by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme, the students aim to gain the technical skills to extend the “NATO Virtual Silk Highway” internet network beyond the University of Kabul and into universities throughout Afghanistan’s provinces.
20 Jun. 2002

Computer networking panel meeting in Kazakhstan

A meeting of the NATO Science Committee's Advisory Panel on Computer Networking took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 20 to 22 June. The Vice-Minister of Education and Science, Professor G. Mutanov, welcomed participants to the Kazakh National Technical University on behalf of the Kazakh government.

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