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1 P AKISTAN E DUCATION & R ESEARCH N ETWORK PERN2 – Looking into the Future

2 Higher Education Commission Pakistan An Introduction An integral part of providing IT infrastructure to the overall education system Launched in 2002 by Prof. Dr. Ata ur Rahman as a Minister of Science & Technology, as part of IT Action Plan of Government of Pakistan. Collaborative effort of GoP, NTC and PTCL Designed, Operated and Maintained by National Telecom Managed by Higher Education Commission Based on communication medium variants, viz. OF (light), DRS(radio), DXX(copper), VSAT(satellite)

3 Higher Education Commission Pakistan First Three Years Development ( ) In 2002In 2005 Institutions5659 Core2 Mbps50 Mbps Last Mile128 kbps2048 kbps No. of PoPs33 Commodity Internet 8 Mbps155 Mbps NRENs Connectivity Nil

4 Higher Education Commission Pakistan

5 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Last MileHEC FundedGovt FundedPrivateTotal DXX (Copper) or DXX+Radio86519 DRS (Wireless)86317 SDH (Fiber) Radio3003 VSAT (Satellite)1001 HDSL (DSL)1203 Total Communication Media

6 PERN2 Initiative A project of Higher Education Commission

7 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Proposed Action Plans Seven (07) Point of Presences (PoPs) for the Core –Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Multan, Quetta and Peshawar. Three (03) additional PoPs are under consideration –Faisalabad, Sialkot, Muzaffarabad PoPs will be created at public sector universities or HEC’s regional centers. Provisioning a pair of dark fiber for the interconnectivity of the PoPs, initially at STM-64. A total of 125 universities/ institutions will be provided connectivity to PERN. Last mile connectivity of the universities in major cities through gigabit metro networks and metro network connectivity to the PERN2 PoPs.

8 Higher Education Commission Pakistan

9 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Scale of Infrastructure Upgrade Ten (10) Regional Access Giga PoPs across the country. Gigabit Metro Ethernet rings over leased dark fiber in three (03) major cities of Pakistan. Leased dark fiber long haul connectivity of more that 4500 Km. More than 250 Km of Metro ring in each major city. 10 GigE metro ring and STM-16/STM-64 for long haul connectivity. Coverage to 90% of higher learning institutions. Approx. 300,000 students, faculty members and researchers will be facilitated with the PERN2 services. Three (03) data centers and a NOC will be established.

10 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Next Three Years Development ( ) In 2005In 2007By 2008 Institutions Core50 Mbps155 Mbps10 Gbps Last Mile2 Mbps8 Mbps1 Gbps No. of PoPs Commodity Internet 155 Mbps2 x 155 Mbps622 Mbps NRENs Connectivity Nil 2.5 – 10 Gbps

11 PERN2 Rollout Plan

12 Higher Education Commission Pakistan PERN2 Long Haul Fiber Layout Map Distant Universities Link

13 Higher Education Commission Pakistan PERN2 Phasing Phase-I –Metro Network and Giga PoP in ISB/RWPSep Phase-II –Metro Network and Giga PoP in Seven (07) CitiesMar Phase-III –Long Haul connectivity between PoPsMar Phase-IV –Data Centers and a NOC for PERN2Jun Phase-V –International R&E Connectivity with NRENsMar. 2008

14 Network Applications on PERN

15 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Video Conferencing Facilities

16 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Site Connected in Today’s Session 1 Higher Education Commission / Sector H-9, Islamabad Mr. Nazeer HussainLecture Hall 2 HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry / University of Karachi, University Road, Karachi Mr Imran HameedVideo Conferencing Room 3 NED University of Engineering & Technology,/ University Road, Karachi Mr. Muhammad NasirAuditorium Hall 4 Fatima Jinnah Women University / Old Presidency, The Mall Rawalpindi Mr. Sohail Rasheed AbidVideo Conferencing Room 5 Air University / PAF Complex, Sector E-9, Islamabad Mr. Farooq ArshadVideo Conferencing Room 6 NWFP University of Engineering Technology / Peshawar Dr. Anayat Ullah BaberVideo Conferencing Room 7 NWFP University of Agriculture / P.O. Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar Dr. Muhammad Afzal KhanVideo Conferencing Room

17 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Sites Connected (contd.) 8 Quaid-i -Azam University / Islamabad Dr. Abdul Hameed ToorVideo Conferencing Room 9 University of Health Sciences / Shaikh Zayed Hospital Medical Complex, Khayaban-e-Jamia-Punjab, Lahore Mr. Faisal AminVideo Conferencing Room 10 University of Engineering and Technology / G.T. Road Lahore Mr. Muhammad FazalVideo Conferencing Room 11 University of Balochistan / Quetta Mr. Habib ur RehmanVideo Conferencing Room 12University of Engineering and Technology / KhuzdarProf. Dr. Hafiz ZahidVideo Conferencing Room 13 Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan Mr. Abdul MoeedVideo Conferencing Room 14 Virtual University / M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Ehsan PureeVideo Conferencing Room

18 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Pakistan Health Grid Phase I –Linking different departments of hospital to exchange the medical information (ECG, CT Scans, MRI images, etc.) relating to patients Phase II –Establishment of hospital’s grid to exchange and collaborate across the country –Getting benefited from expertise available in specialized hospitals to those who are in remote/ rural areas Phase III –Bridging the National Health Grid with other such setup in the world

19 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Scientific and Research Collaboration Meetings

20 Q&A Thanks!

21 Higher Education Commission Pakistan

22 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Distant Universities/Institutes to be terminated on Islamabad POP Return

23 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Colleges And Campuses of Karachi Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2

24 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Distant Universities / Institutes to be terminated on Hyderabad POP Return

25 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Other Universities/Institutes of Hyderabad Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2 Return

26 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Other Universities/Institutes of Quetta Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2 Return

27 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Colleges And Campuses of Lahore Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2

28 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Distant Universities/Institutes to be terminated on Lahore POP Return

29 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Distant Universities / Institutes to be terminated on Multan POP Return

30 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Other Universities/Institutes of Faisalabad Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2 Return

31 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Other Universities/Institutes of Peshawar Metro Area May be Connected To PERN2

32 Higher Education Commission Pakistan Distant Universities / Institutes to be terminated on Peshawar POP Return


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