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The FEAST Project Status and Future. GA Meeting 31 11-12 June 2009 M á laga, Spain John DYER TERENA dyer@terena.org. The FEAST Project. 10 month feasibility study start Dec 2008 ends Oct 2009 Paving the way for Africa-Connect Contractor: KTH, Sweden Partners: DANTE & TERENA

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the feast project status and future
The FEAST ProjectStatus and Future

GA Meeting 31

11-12 June 2009

Málaga, Spain

John DYER

TERENA

dyer@terena.org

the feast project
The FEAST Project
  • 10 month feasibility study start Dec 2008 ends Oct 2009
  • Paving the way for Africa-Connect
  • Contractor: KTH, Sweden
  • Partners: DANTE & TERENA
  • Supporting NRENs DFN

FCCN, HEANET, JANET(UK)

RENATER, others

  • Funded by DG-INFSO service contract
feast activities
FEAST Activities
  • Accessing NREN readiness
    • Survey (similar to compendium) – TERENA
    • Visits DANET and KTH
  • Accessing the telecommunications market
    • KTH and DANTE
  • Roadmap
    • DANTE
  • Dissemination and Support – TERENA
    • Workshops: Brussels, Kampala
    • Website, Brochure
    • Mobilizing European NREN support - twining
northern backhaul

Existing Optic Fiber

New Fiber

SEAMEWE3

  • Northern backhaul essentially complete

Port Sudan

EASSy

Northern Backhaul
southern backhaul

Network linking Namibia and Zambia is complete

  • Construction commenced by ZamTel linking Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, Congo and Tanzania completion in the fourth quarter of 2009

EASSy

SAT-3 / WASC

TdM

FSS

Existing Fiber

New Fiber

SAFE

Southern Backhaul
challenges for africa
Challenges for Africa
  • Shortage of skilled human resource
  • Limited understanding of roles and benefits of RENs
  • Disabling Policy and regulatory environments
  • Cherry picking by service providers
  • Geography – Africa is huge and remote
feast to africaconnect
FEAST to AfricaConnect
  • FEAST is paving the way for AfricaConnect
  • AfricaConnect
    • 1st project of the Lighthouse programme project in the AUC-EC 8th partnership
    • 15M€ Budget - 2009-2012
      • EC contributes 12M€
      • Beneficiaries 3M€
    • Connectivity for academic peering 11M€
    • Capacity building of human resources 2M€
    • Application development to stimulate usage 2M€
how can european nrens help
How can European NRENs help
  • Twining, mentoring . . . .
    • Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda
    • DFN, HEANET, BELNET, FCCN, RENATER, JANET(UK)

Please consider being a partner in this activity

  • Applications

Availability of affordable reliable bandwidth

Brining benefits for Africa and Europe

Raising awareness of possibilities

Global collaboration on equal footing