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Future of Open Networks Panel discussion –Chair Jouni Ikonen (Lappeenrata Univ. of Tech.) –Petri Krohn (HelsinkoOpen.net) –Jaakko Kuosmanen (Sparknet)

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1 Future of Open Networks Panel discussion –Chair Jouni Ikonen (Lappeenrata Univ. of Tech.) –Petri Krohn (HelsinkoOpen.net) –Jaakko Kuosmanen (Sparknet) –Björn Pehrson (KTH) –Tuija Riukulehto (CEO, Kuuskaista)

2 Case: Lappeenranta Model Wireless Local city network (WLAN) Open to all Limited access to Internet Only users trying to access Internet authenticated

3 Background Try to avoid overlapping WLAN networks –Interference –Cost Encourage co-operation –Use existing networks’ capacity – Multi organization Speed up technical development

4 Information Society Services from access networks and Internet Services are offered in local network and Internet Likely scenario Localized services possible

5 Economical considerations Forcing operators to allow free access information society services will not be greeted happily (?) Open access for users can still be beneficial for operators, due larger network enabled user base. Users are already trained to use network and services.

6 Current network status in WLPR.NET ~ 60 access points (University, technology center, city hall, airport, railway station, harbour, some residental areas). Multiple ISP organizations (University, city, technology centre, WLAN-project). Network spread over multiple network and building owners (student housing, university, city, …) Maintanance by a university project

7 Future of WLPR.NET (1/2) Who will mainintain the network is unclear? Business model Network agreements Open access? Gateway to governmental Information Society services?

8 Future of WLPR.NET (2/2) Will capabilities stand the increased user masses Will the capacity be sufficient or should wireless be considered only as secondary access method (FTTH?).


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