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1 1 APAN ’ 05 Keynote Address Next Generation Internet and Asia-Pacific H.E.Dr. Surapong Suebwonglee Minister Ministry of ICT, Thailand

2 2 Digital Divide Universal access Research, Education and Development

3 3 Research, Education and Development Networks Next generation Internet testbed Experimental and development labs Human resource development

4 4 Thailand TCSnet ( ) ThaiSarn UNINET Thailand Research and Education Network (ThaiREN) 2004-

5 5 ThaiSarn Thai Social/Scientific Academic and Research Network (ThaiSarn) establised in 1992 in order to promote the use of the Internet in Thailand. ThaiSarn is currently in its third generation, denoted as ThaiSarn3

6 6 UniNET Thai Inter-University Network linked to Internet*2 Currently 133 members Upgrade Backbone to 2.5 Gbps in the next 3 months

7 7 ThaiREN RENX UniNetThaiSarn ThaiREN Internet2 TEIN2 APAN OXC DWDM OADM GIGAPOP Thailand Research and Education Network

8 8 R&D Network Related Projects Wireless Campuses –Expand Hotspots in 12 State Universities under budget around 72 million Baht –Expected more than 250 Wireless Access Points expansion per university Grid Computing –Setup national-wide Grid facilities and infrastructures (budget 211 million Baht) –Expected 1 Teraflops machine

9 9 Major Regional Initiative from Thailand Thai-Laos Internet Project –30 Dec 03: MICT to connect all provinces in LAO PDR. The provision included: a one-year free 512 Kbps Internet Bandwidth and dispatching technical staffs to conduct training and installation the Internet System in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champasak provinces as well as computers and accessories –In addition, MICT provided computers to Supanuwong University, Luang Prabang, LAO PDR –Acceded to extend a sponsorship of the free bandwidth for another year according to Laos ’ request

10 10 Major Regional Initiative from Thailand (2) ICT Corridor Project (Thai-Laos-Vietnam) –20-22 Feb 04: Thai-Vietnam Joint cabinet meeting- both countries agreed to develop cooperation on ICT related fields such as Open Source Software, Intellectual Properties, Human Resources, e-Government and so on. Apart from these, Thailand also proposed the ICT Corridor Project which was adopted by Vietnam –20-22 Mar 04: Thai-Laos Joint cabinet meeting- Thailand proposed the ICT Corridor Project and Laos accepted the proposal. Both countries agreed to extend the cooperation of the Thai-Laos Internet Connectivity Project into the ICT Corridor Project.

11 11 Major Regional Initiative from Thailand (3) Information Superhighway in GMS During a visit to Thailand for a Ministerial Conference on Broadband and ICT Development organized by the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Mr. Xi Guohua, Vice Minister of Information Industry of China PRC make a courtesy call to Minister of MICT on June 30, 2004 when he expressed a great interest in the ICT Corridor Project and its collaboration framework. As a consequence of Mr. Xi Guohua’s visit, Mr. Wang Xudong, Minister of Information Industry of China, arranged a discussion among the GMS Ministers during the 4th TELMIN on 5 August 2004 at the Shangri La Hotel, Thailand. The discussion focused on China’s proposal on Jointly Pushing Forward the Construction of the Information Superhighway in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The Ministers expressed their support to the proposal and agreed to hold a Telecommunications Senior Officials Meeting in China to further discuss a Memorandum of Understanding on the Joint Cooperation in Pushing Forward the Construction of the Information Superhighway in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

12 12 Ultra/high-speed internet ICT infrastructure Globalization E-education E-business E-society. We NEED Capable Human Resources Sustainable development in the 21st Century Engineering Nano-tech Biotech Education Industry Community Research & Development

13 13 Urgent Needs from Asia- Pacific Needs: Human Resource Development Technological requirements: Multimedia Networks: VDO, HDTV, Voice over IP Ultra high speed Internet

14 14 Digital Gap: R&E networks Asia-Pacific – Lambda Networks North Asia and Australia –ATM (155 Mbps) or lower –Commodity networks

15 15 Global Lambda Integrated Facility World Map – December 2004 Predicted international Research & Education Network bandwidth, to be made available for scheduled application and middleware research experiments by December Visualization courtesy of Bob Patterson, NCSA.

16 16 Thailand Global Quilt Initiative Collaboration WIDE and IEEAF 2005 To IEEAF 10Gbps Network GigaPOP, Seatle, WA To IEEAF 10Gbps Network Future Plan 2005 Tokyo-Lambda Exchange T-LEX BangkokLambdaExchangeB-LEX

17 17 Bangkok Lambda Exchange (B-LEX) HRD for network engineers Extend the Lambda link further to ICT Corridor Our experiences can be shared to other South East Asian countries Hub of intra-ASEAN R&E network

18 18 Target: Lambda ICT Corridor Creating ultra broadband network in GMS area –Cambodia –China –Laos –Myanmar –Vietnam –Thailand Enhancing GMS ’ s activity

19 19 Next Generation Internet for Asia-Pacific Centers of Excellence Thank You!


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