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Title: Academic Networking in Sri Lanka


1
Academic Networking in Sri Lanka
  • Gihan V. Dias
  • Ajantha S. Atukorale
  • Lanka Education and Research Network

2
Internet in Sri Lanka
3
Current Status of Internet
  • Approx. 20 ISPs
  • 2 Major (SL Telecom and LankaCom)
  • Approx. 120 Mb/s aggregate bandwidth
  • to Japan, U.S., Singapore, etc.

4
Current status cont.
  • Wide Internet awareness
  • Wide use in commercial establishments
  • Wide use of e-mail
  • Internet access shops in cities
  • Restrictions on VoIP
  • Local language content still low

5
Corporate Internet Use
  • Most large and medium companies use Internet
  • Still mostly approx. 64kb/s connections
  • Wide use of e-mail
  • Wide use of web sites
  • Very limited e-commerce

6
Personal Internet use
  • Fairly wide use of e-mail
  • At work and at home
  • Limited use of web
  • High cost of dial-up access (phone charges)

7
Academic Networking
8
LEARN
  • Lanka Academic and Research Network
  • Established in 1990
  • Approx 20 member institutions
  • universities
  • some research institutes
  • Approx. 10 sites connected at 2Mb
  • Others at low speed

9
Internet Connection
  • Via ISPs
  • Approx 3Mb/s bandwidth

10
Network usage in univ.
  • Some universities fully networked
  • usage heavier in science, eng. faculties
  • Govt. developing IT in univ
  • programme to provide computers and networks to
    universities and institutes
  • Many undergrads have access to Internet
  • Wide use by staff and grad students

11
Progress in 2002
  • Increase in international bandwidth
  • 5 smaller sites connected
  • Reserved bandwidth for research and e-learning
  • Pilot e-learning projects

12
International Bandwidth
13
Plans for 2003
  • Connect University of Jaffna
  • Connect 5 smaller universities
  • Increase international bandwidth
  • Routine e-learning

14
Plans for 2004
  • High-speed connections (100Mb/s) between 4
    universities
  • High-speed Internatinal connection (45Mb/s?)
  • High-speed research connection

15
Thanks
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