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Academic Networking in Sri Lanka. Gihan V. Dias Ajantha S. Atukorale Lanka Education and Research Network. Internet in Sri Lanka. Approx. 20 ISPs 2 Major (SL Telecom and LankaCom) Approx. 120 Mb/s aggregate bandwidth to Japan, U.S., Singapore, etc. Current Status of Internet.

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academic networking in sri lanka

Academic Networking inSri Lanka

Gihan V. Dias

Ajantha S. Atukorale

Lanka Education and Research Network

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.

Current Status of Internet
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

Current status cont.
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

Corporate Internet Use
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)

Personal Internet use
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

LEARN
internet connection
Via ISPs

Approx 3Mb/s bandwidth

Internet Connection
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

Network usage in univ.
progress in 2002
Increase in international bandwidth

5 smaller sites connected

Reserved bandwidth for research ande-learning

Pilot e-learning projects

Progress in 2002
plans for 2003
Connect University of Jaffna

Connect 5 smaller universities

Increase international bandwidth

Routine e-learning

Plans for 2003
plans for 2004
High-speed connections (~100Mb/s) between 4 universities

High-speed Internatinal connection (45Mb/s?)

High-speed research connection

Plans for 2004