Presentation on theme: "Research and Education Networking in South Africa Workshop on EC Support to Research and Education Networking in Southern and Eastern Africa - Extending."— Presentation transcript:
Research and Education Networking in South Africa Workshop on EC Support to Research and Education Networking in Southern and Eastern Africa - Extending the reach of GÉANT Brussels, 6 – 7 March 2006 Duncan Martin SANReN / TENET
2 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa Organisations UNINET 1990 – 2000 Project of the Foundation for Research Development Mike Lawrie (Father of the Internet in South Africa) TENET 2001 – present Non-governmental, non-profit association of user institutions Appointed by each institution as procurement agent Contracts TELKOM SA to provide Internet access services to 90 user sites Gradually bringing control of international routing, peering and transit arrangements in-house SANReN Project of the SA Department of Science and Technology
3 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa Current network services General Internet access REN connectivity Envisage future procurement through UbuntuNet Alliance Géant connection since Oct 2004. Géant provides transit to ALICE, EUMEDCONNECT and many other RENs worldwide Abilene connection about to be commissioned in NYC Envisage peering with CA*Net in NYC Envisage peering at Singapore, via SAFE cable, with TEIN2, AARNET Active IPv6 program 6 over 4 tunnels. TENET manages central tunnel broker 2001:4200::/32 announced worldwide via Géant, OCCAID, RealRoot TENET acts as Local Internet Registry (under AfriNIC)
4 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa Capacity Development Programs DITCHE (Developing IT Capacity in HE) Fosters community of practice Seminars, workshops, annual Techie Event, technical books, focused interventions Andrew W Mellon, The Atlantic Philanthropies Bandwidth management Focused on 13 universities in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, INASP Fostering R&E Networking in Africa (FRENIA) Assist local champions to establish NRENs Legal, regulatory, governance, management, contracts Andrew W Mellon
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