|21 May. 2015||
SILK-Afghanistan: 10 years of promoting internet connectivity in AfghanistanRepresentatives 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.
|29 May. 2013||
SILK-Afghanistan 2.0: Internet connectivity programme increases its sustainabilityA ceremony to launch the second phase of the SILK-Afghanistan programme, which provides high-speed internet access to Afghan universities and some governmental institutions, took place on 29 May. The signature of a contract between Afghan Telecom and NATO signals a shift from the use of satellites towards fibre-optic communications. This is a more sustainable solution going forward and will help prepare the way for an eventual handover of the network to a European Union funding mechanism in the future.
|08 Jun. 2011|
|19 Oct. 2010||
Expansion of SILK-Afghanistan connects additional 9000 students to global information highwayAn 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.
|21 Dec. 2009|
|05 Nov. 2009||
NATO SILK board looks at future of computer networks in the Caucasus, Central Asia and AfghanistanFrom 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.
|22 Jul. 2009|
|03 Jun. 2009||
Afghan trainees help expand NATO internet connectivity programmeOn 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.
|10 Feb. 2009|
|02 Apr. 2008|