Presentation on theme: "South African connectivity to Géant Workshop on EC Support to Research and Education Networking in Southern and Eastern Africa - Extending the reach of."— Presentation transcript:
South African connectivity to Géant 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 SAT-3 / SAWC / SAFE
3 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa SAT-3 connectivity to and from South Africa Layer 2 pipes between Cape Town or Johannesburg and New York, NY Ashburn, VA London Amsterdam Back up pipe via SAFE cable Three-quarters of the way around the World from New York Licensed ISPs can buy bandwidth from TELKOM SA Very expensive indeed: ~ 5,000 per Mb/s per month TENET pays substantially less - TELKOM SA itself is TENETs ISP Exclusivity period ends on 18 April 2007
4 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa The TENET network De facto South African NREN 45 institutions; 90 connected campuses Connects all public universities, CSIR, HSRC, MRC, NRF, WRC Connects National U of Lesotho, U of Swaziland Bandwidth facts 125 Mb/s shared connectivity to general Internet internationally via SAT-3; 45 Mb/s shared peering connections to other SA ISPs Campus connections: 128 kb/s - 19 Mb/s. Total 156 Mb/s Network deployed and operated by TELKOM SA TENET treated as a special TELKOM customer Uses TELKOM SAs international peering and transit arrangements Costs the institutions around 700 000 per month.
5 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa Current Géant connectivity to and from South Africa The Internet TELKOM SA IP network TENET network Géant Abilene CA*Net etc GRE tunnel through TELKOM IP network
6 Tertiary Education Network of South Africa Really becoming part of the global REN Proposed South African Research Network (SANReN) SA Government is creating SANReN Department of Science and Technology (DST) Has contracted TENETs assistance Driven by globalisation of science and research Needs of big e-science projects Radio and optical astronomy, VLBI, ALICE Project, tropical medicine Connectable institutions in other countries welcome Will support IPv6 natively Envisages dedicated connection to Géant (1 Gb/s?) Envisages active membership of the UbuntuNet Alliance Will absorb, replace or co-exist with the TENET network