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1 David West DANTE

2 Initiatives

3 Why? EC funded programmes to: Assist international relationships and co- operation Use European expertise to assist R&E development in other geographies Extend European R&E connectivity

4 Business Model I DANTE is co-ordinating partner European NREN partners EC funding from DG EuropeAid EC IST involvement 3 year programmes 10M Euro/80% funding

5 Business Model II 3 phase projects: feasibility, tendering, operations Supplier contracts with DANTE Provide European experience Adapt approach to local requirements and circumstances


7 Coordinating Partner - DANTE AP beneficiaries: –China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam AP Non-beneficiaries –Brunei, Japan, Korea, Singapore EU partners: –NRENs of France, Netherlands, UK Planning studies (Phase 1) – May 2004 to October 2004 Phase 2 tender and operations to December 2007

8 Current Feasibility phase investigating: AP NREN status and needs Supplier market Scope for collaboration with other organisations and initiatives Co-ordination with existing FR-KR TEIN link Cost sharing Organisation and sustainability options

9 Projected Timescales 1/20041/20051/20061/20071/2008 Ph 1 – Feasibility study Ph 2A - Tender Ph 2B – In Service

10 Current Status Feasibility Study proceeding well, active support from Asian Partners 2 project meetings already held Connectivity market prices still high, but will be negotiated for TEIN2 Exploring collaborations with other projects No pre-defined topology – maximise participation and capacity is key

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