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1 Mobile Broadband for E&R Users Victor Reijs, Nick Murray TERENA-GA, Oct. 22 nd, 2009, Bucharest, Romania

2 Campus networks are changing On Campus –Wireless has already overtaken wired at some campuses! –Number of base stations Mean 156 Max 900 Min 16 –Laptop penetration up to 80% Nationally – Comreg Q –Mobile Broadband: 268,705 (+203%) –Total: 1,125,080 Globally –4 Billion Mobile phones Globally (SIMs) – ITU Dec 17th 2008.How many have WiFi and or 3G? –Sensor deployments just beginning ~10 Billion sensor devices by 2020 Sources WINLAB, Telegeography 2007, Mike Norris, Comreg & Fred Clarke UCD

3 What access network will your users use to connect to your network in 2010? Access technologies –Campus Fixed network –Campus WiFi –3G –WiMAX –LTE(4G) –Combination of all of the above? –Other technologies?

4 Possible outcomes.. Have WiFi/WiMAX on Campus Negotiate 3G/LTE service and remove WiFi/WiMAX Provide WiFi over 3G services (TNC2009) Build, wholesale or negotiate a WiMAX service Combination of all of the above? Other standards IEEE (Cognitive radio in TV Broadcast spectrum) /IEEE (Mobile)

5 HEAnet Wireless Strategy Phase 1 ( ) –National Mobile Broadband Service –Continued rollout of eduroam –Implement existing middleware strategy to support mobility –Licensing and the communications regulator –Trials of new wireless broadband technology (WiMAX/LTE) –Governance and Review Phase 2 (2010) –On Campus and extended campus deployment

6 Market review & Trial In early 2008 UCD carried out a 100 user trial with Vodafone HEAnet carried out a survey of our University and Clients to obtain a level of interest and wiliness to promote. Results from the user trial and feedback from clients was used as input to the tender.

7 Key points of National Mobile Broadband Service O2 and HEAnet are offering exclusive broadband package to third level students & staff of HEAnet institutions since Sept New offer available from 1 st September 2009 – 31 st August 2010 Customers must prove that they are a student or staff member from one of the HEAnet institutions in order to avail of this offer. Customers that signed up for HEAnet Broadband last year can migrate to the new price plans, but only when their original contract is completed.

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9 Some usage numbers 94% takes up 12 month contract 6% of subscribers withdrew from service (churn); is low compared to other subscribers. At end August 2009: 6,300 subscribers expected to double Average download 1.8 GByte/month (general public 2.3 GByte/month)

10 Next steps Review National Mobile Broadband Service –Framework contracts? Federation - Identity management and Mobility Stimulate roaming offerings pan-European DCU User trials of WiMAX technology in 2009 Possible trial of LTE technology 2010 Digital dividend due to freeing up of analogue TV Broadcast channels Anything else we should be investigating?

11 Questions?


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