South East Asia Cluster Co Chaired by Sureswaran Ramadass (My) Royol Chitradon (Th) Lawarance Wong (Sg)
Agenda • SEA Cluster Core • South Cluster-History, Current Status and Future Status • (R.Sureswaran) • -Malaysian Updates (Sureswaran) • -Thailand Updates (Royol) • -Singapore Updates (Lawrance) • Outreach of SEA Cluster Connectivity • -WIDE Updates (Jun Murai) • -DANTE/TEINII Updates (David West) • -TransPAC Updates (James Williams) • -North Asia Cluster Updates (Kazunori Konishi) • -Oceanic Cluster Updates (Andrew Howard) • -South Asia Cluster Updates (?)
A Little History…. • The initiative to link some of the ASEAN Countries was started by Dr. Kanchana from AIT as part of an larger e-learning initiative and also to provide a landing point for the TEIN II link. • A committee was created to develop the connectivity document for the region to support the TEIN II proposal, and included participation of most of the ASEAN countries. • In parallel, a informal meeting was held between Malaysia, Thailand & Singapore in Tokyo in July, 2002, which then mooted the idea of creating an independent ASEAN research backbone, starting with Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
A Little History…. • Out of this informal meeting came the general agreement that Thailand will try to provide linking as the hub for the Northern ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) while Malaysia will try to provide linking as the hub for the Southern ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Philippines & Brunei). • The 3 “Backbone” countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore) will then provide a common shared Backbone for all ASEAN countries to connect. • The backbone will also provide connectivity to International Links. The aim is to share such International Links rather than each country to have its own individual connections.
Phase SEA-A The First Phase • Terrestrial links connecting Thailand and Singapore to MyREN. • Implementation details to be worked out. • Connectivity could be by Star Orientation of by Rail-Road Style, or even a combination of both. THAILAND (BANGKOK) (Nectec) SINGAPORE (SINGAREN) MALAYSIA NRG (Penang)
Phase SEA–B The Second Phase Terrestrial links from Malaysia to • Philippines • Indonesia In Parallel, Thailand will link • Loas • Combodia
SEA-Net Link to North Asia • The SEA Backbone will link TH, MY and SG with a High Speed Backbone. • SEA-Net will be able to connect to North Asia through the KR-MY link
Trans-Eurasia Link to South-East Asia Korea France • Enhancing the existing TEIN connection between KR/KISDI-FR/RENATER to 45Mbps. • Extending TEIN link to MY from KR (March 2003) TEIN II Link (45 Mbps) Malaysia
Usage Policy • 1. The network is for the use of Research and Education, non-profit organizations and projects. • 2. Transit policy between each country was finalized by Royol Chitradon / NECTEC, Thailand and Lawrence Wong / NUS, Singapore. The Transit Policy is an open policy in so far that such traffic will not be prejudicial to the local conditions of each country.
Agenda Outreach of SEA Cluster Connectivity -WIDE Updates (Jun Murai) -DANTE/TEINII Updates (David West) -TransPAC Updates (James Williams) -North Asia Cluster Updates (Kazunori Konishi) -Oceanic Cluster Updates (Andrew Howard) -South Asia Cluster Updates (?)