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Integrated DWDM solution for Moldova-Romania CBF link realization Alexandru Machedon General Director StarNet Ltd. RENAM and StarNet – joined forces to integrate Moldova into the global information and communication space CEF Network Workshop 2010
A number of issues required prompt solutions • Under –developed national backbone infrastructure • Monopoly of the state run incumbent over international backbone connectivity • High costs of the bandwidth • Limitations of radio relay links • The needs of RENAM alone required 10 Gbps
RENAM is the leading National Research and Education Networks in Moldova • Established in 1999 through NATO Science Program
RENAM connects the Academia in Moldova 6000 scholars 80 000 students 22 research institutes 9 universities 5 colleges
StarNet – a leading ICT company in Moldova • High-Speed Fiber (FTTx) Internet Access and Data Services • Next Generation Network Telephony Services, IP-TV Services • WANs, Data Center Services, ICT Consultancy Services • > 300 employees • Metropolitan network in Chsinau: 3K PoPs, 1000km fiber, 50K customers • Regional presence: Balti, Ungheni, Drochia, Soroca, Orhei, Tighina • International PoPs: Bucharest, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London • International connectivity: 30Gbps to Level3, Global Crossing, Tinet, Cogent
RENAM external connectionsevolution 10 Gbps Dark fiber, StarNet 100 Mbps Radio relay systems, StarNet 10 Mbps Cooper lines, Moldtelecom 4,5 Mbps Satellite access NATO Projects CN NIG 972759 CN NIG 979922 • 2002 • 2004 • 2007 • 2010
P.1 Laying in fiber, Chişinău - Ungheni DrakaComteq 48 SMF G.652D armored cable A team of 30 individuals with specialized machines Design May ’08 ---- Aug’08 Execution Sep ’08-------Apr’09
P.2 Crossing the EU border • March 08 applying for a border crossing permit • Negotiations and lobby involving ATIC/ICTA, State Security Service. WB policy dialogue support, MoICT. • Apr ‘10 getting the permit from the new [pro-European] Government of Moldova
Phase 3: Ungheni - Iaşi A partnership of business and academia broke through the information monopoly of the state run incumbent An early bird of Moldova - EU real integration.
DWDM channel main elements 48 fibers (12 pairs) G.652, standard siglemode 0,25dB per km @ 1550nm Chisinau Iasi Ungheni 10GE 25 km 135km RENAM RoEduNet 10 GE (patchonly) Starnet Starnet 10GE backup 10GE backup DWDM DWDM one universal backupchannel for RENAN and Starnet 40dB end-to-end, <160km
Acknowledgements Dr. Erich Peplow (NATO project co-director) Dr. Octavian Rusu (RoEduNet – director) Mr. Vasile Untu (CFR Iasi, CTO) Mr. Sergiu Sitnic (ANRCETI – director) Mr. Alexandru Oleinic (Minister of Information and Communication Technologies) StarNet & RENAM Technical Team All other people that participate at this project
Thank you for your attention! Q&A www.renam.md www.starnet.md AMachedon@StarNet.md