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Current Internet status and AI3 in Vietnam By Tran Ba Thai IOIT, Institute of Information technology NCST, Vietnam National Center for Science & Technology.

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1 Current Internet status and AI3 in Vietnam By Tran Ba Thai IOIT, Institute of Information technology NCST, Vietnam National Center for Science & Technology AI3 meeting, Tamaesk, 9/Oct/98

2 Current status of Internet in VN u 19/Nov/97: Internet Day of Vietnam, VN officially opened to Internet (as one of the very latecomers in Asia) u IAP (only 1): VNPT (unique P&T of VN) u ISPs (only 4): –VNPT –FPT –Saigon Postel –IOIT (VAREnet, NetNam)

3 Current status of Internet in VN IAP: VNPT u Only telcos could be IAP. VNPT is sole in VN u 02 National Gateways: –Hanoi: 256 kbps to Australia, and an E1 to Hongkong –HCMC: 64kbps and an E1 to USA, US Sprint u Hanoi-HCM City backbone: E1 u Keeping primary.VN TLD DNS server u Tariff (fixed by Post & Telecom authority): –for ISP: $3,500 per month per 64kbps –for end-user: $4/month $/minute

4 Current status of Internet in VN ISPs (Only 4) u VNPT (also IAP): –Dominant player in commercial area u FPT of MOSTE (Ministery of Sci-Tech & Environment) u Saigon Postel: Only in Hochiminh city u IOIT: VAREnet & NetNam –VAREnet: non-profit ISP for academic community –NetNam: Commercial ISP Number of Users: 12,000

5 Current status of Internet in VN VNPT ISP VNPT ISP VNPT IAP VNPT IAP Netnam ISP FPT ISP Netnam ISP Saigon Postel ISP 2Mbps 128Kbps 256Kbps Internet Vietnam 2Mbps 256Kbps 64Kbps 2Mbps 64Kbps VAREnet ISP VAREnet ISP HanoiHCMcity

6 Current status of AI3 in VN u IOIT: –Under the Vietnam Natl Center for Sciense & Technology (a ministerial level gov body) –Research & Develpment in IT –owner of two ISP lisences (a commercial and a non-profit academic) u VAREnet (Vietnam Academic - Research Network) –Dedicated ISP lisense owned by IOIT –Internet connectivity: full (shared 128k w NetNam of IOIT) –Domestic links 64/128k leased lines, Bundled phone lines, Wireless SST (T1) –Partners are Univ-s

7 Current status of AI3 in VN VAREnet partners –IOIT –NACESTID (former Central Sci-Tech Lib), MOSTE –HUT (Hanoi Univ. of Technology) –HNU (Hanoi National University) –HCMCUT (HoChiMinh city Univ. of Technology) –HCMCNU (HoChiMinh city National University) –Univ.s of Can tho, Da nang, and Thai nguyen

8 Current status of AI3 in VN u AI3-Vietnam, the participation of Vietnam in AI3 u Was submitted to the gov. of VN (early 97 by IOIT) u Agreed by all the relevant ministeries: –Sci-Tech & Environment, –Department General of Post & Telecom (1/Oct/98), –Security, –Finance, –Planing & Investment, –Steering committee of Natl Program on IT –National Coordination Board for Internet in Vietnam u The Gov. of VN is considering for the final licensing

9 Current status of AI3 in VN u IOITs role: –Assures the domestic links and T1/E1 ground station to AI3 –Plays national co-ordinator role in VN for AI3 –Supports and joins AI3 and AI3 related activities with other univ.s in VN –Promotes networking and network aided R & E activities in VN u AI3 effect: –The first break-through where a non-telco entity operates such a network –A big bang of Internet for academic community in VN (it is already very known and awaited by most of univ.s and R&D bodies in VN)

10 Next status of Internet in VN (lets hope) VNPT ISP VNPT ISP VNPT IAP VNPT IAP Netnam ISP FPT ISP Netnam ISP Saigon Postel ISP 2Mbps 128Kbps 256Kbps Internet Vietnam 2Mbps 256Kbps 64Kbps 2Mbps 64Kbps VAREnet ISP VAREnet ISP HanoiHCMcity E1/T1 WIDE

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