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Africa. Warren Matthews (Georgia Tech) [email protected] Why?. Need for better connectivity Like many leading-edge Universities, Georgia Tech has significant international collaborations, including Africa. Quickly found many others interested in better connectivity with Africa.

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Africa

Africa

Warren Matthews (Georgia Tech)

[email protected]


Why?

  • Need for better connectivity

    • Like many leading-edge Universities, Georgia Tech has significant international collaborations, including Africa.

    • Quickly found many others interested in better connectivity with Africa.

    • Not just academic research, other International organizations (CDC, NLM) have significant missions in Africa.

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Existing intercontinental connectivity
Existing Intercontinental Connectivity

  • Widespread satellite connectivity

    • Many universities paying large sums for low-bandwidth, unreliable satellite connections.

  • SAT-3 (WASC)

    • Operated by Telkom SA.

    • Rumored competition has already lead to 25% cut.

  • Also SAFE, SeaMeWe3.

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Proposed intercontinental connectivity
Proposed Intercontinental Connectivity

  • East African Submarine System (EASSy)

  • South African Second Network Operator (SNO)

    • Unclear about SAT3 license

  • Liberalization of other African Telecommunications markets.

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Proposed international connections
Proposed International Connections

  • IBAUD

  • IDRC, PfHE

    • PARENA

  • NSF

  • Focus Africa/NEPAD (Indo-PAN)

    • effort to fight poverty and disease, the “common enemies” stalking Africa and India.

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Existing intercontinental connections
Existing Intercontinental Connections

  • TENET

    • South African Tertiary Education Network.

    • 80Mbps connection with commercial networks.

    • Attempting to peer directly in Europe and US.

  • EU MED NET

    • Numerous 2-3Mbps links in North Africa.

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Organizations on the ground
Organizations on the Ground

  • USAID – Leland Project

  • Network Startup Resource Center

  • Wider Net

  • Digital Freedom Initiative (Senegal)

  • eJDS

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  • Current and planned activity sounds promising.

  • Work together to connect projects.

  • Connection-by-connection basis if necessary.

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Senegal
Senegal

  • No known research network or organization

  • DFI are active

  • AMMA sounding station

  • University Cheikh Anta Diop

  • Sonatel

    • France Telecom

University

NectarNet/Dakar

AMMA

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Ghana
Ghana

  • Ghana Telecom

  • No response from other providers

MIMCOM

Noguchi

Volta Dam

Legon

Accra

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Nigeria
Nigeria

  • NITEL have a national infrastructure

    • Connects most of the cities

    • 10Mbps

  • NUNET

Obafemi Awolowa University

Abuja

Mimcom

Ile-Ife

University of Ibadan

Ibadan

Jon Postel

Technology Center

University of Lagos

Lagos

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Cameroon
Cameroon

  • eJDS are active

  • Cameroon telecommunications provided by CAMnet

University of Douala

Douala

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South africa
South Africa

  • National Research Network

    • Tertiary Education Network (TENet)

  • Proposed South African Research and Education Network (SANREN)

    • Department of Science and Technology

SANREN

MRC

Cape Town

TENET

University of Pretoria

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Other locations
Other Locations

  • Angola, Mozambique.

  • Namibia, Botswana, Zambia.

  • Mali, Burkina Faso.

  • Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda.

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Next steps
Next Steps

  • Move forward with partners.

  • Find Funding, donations and money.

  • Foster usage and work to build user groups, research organizations and networks.

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Thanks
Thanks

  • Hilda Ceidera, David Indome, Steve Huter, Don Riley, Steve Song, Heather Boyles, Roy Steiner, Mary Kratz.

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Www nectarnet org
www.nectarnet.org

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