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20050919-itf-pelaez
The Ecuadorian Academic
Network - problems faced and
opportunities for development
CEDIA
Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo
de Internet Avanzado
Enrique Peláez
Executive Director
Agenda
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Context – Mission
History
CEDIA’s infrastructure
Action results
Next steps
Context
• ~13 million people
• 21 Provinces, 12 of
them are touched by
fiber
• 66 Universities
• 32 R&D Institutions
• ~15 main ISPs that
share still a limited fo
infrastructure
South
America
Ecuadorian Academic Network – CEDIA
Milestones
• March 15, 2002 – first national meeting to discuss about the
next generation of Internet and Internet2, 38 Institutions
participated in this meeting.
• March 26, 2002 – second meeting with international
participation from Internet2, CUDI and RNP.
September 18, 2002 – CEDIA was officially created by the
President (e) of Ecuador - Eng. Pedro Pinto and the
participation of 7 Universities, 2 Research Institutions and 2
Government Agencies.
October 2002 – Ecuador signed the MoU with UCAID –
Internet 2, at the Internet2 member meeting in Los Angeles.
• January 10, 2003 – CEDIA’s Statute was signed and
registered at the Education and Culture Ministry of Ecuador.
CEDIA’s Mission
“Promote and coordinate the
development of the advance
research network, focus in
academic, scientific and
technology development and
innovation of Ecuador”.
Ecuadorian Academic Network – CEDIA
Milestones
• June 2002 – Ecuador joins the CLARA – Phase A, Project
• December 2003 – international meeting organized by OAS in
Quito, to discussed about Information Society and Advance
Academic Networks and raise awareness about connectivity
to advance academic networks and access to information
February 2004 – starts negotiations with Transelectric to get
access to the national fiber optic infrastructure.
March 2004 – deployment of first version of CEDIA network
started
• March 2004 – CEDIA signs the participation in CLARA –
Phase B, Project.
September 2004 – call for providing connectivity to CEDIA
members
Ecuadorian Academic Network – CEDIA
Milestones
October 2004 – selection of the ISP for the connectivity
of CEDIA members and its national backbone.
January, March 2005 – starts operation of the CEDIA
network
• September 2005 – CEDIA signs an Inter Institutional
Agreement with Transelectric, for using its fiber optic
infrastructure.
End 2005 – CEDIA’s fiber optic national network will
start operation.
CEDIA Members (September 2005)
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Fundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – FUNDACYT
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Chimborazo – ESPOCH
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Ejército – ESPE
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral – ESPOL
Escuela Superior Politécnica Nacional – EPN
Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil – UCSG
Instituto Nacional de Pesca – INP
Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada del Ecuador – INOCAR
Universidad Nacional de Loja – UNL
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja - UTPL
Universidad de Cuenca – UC
Universidad del Pacífico – UP
Universidad Central del Ecuador – UCE
Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones – CONATEL
Universidad Técnica Equinoccial – UTE
Universidad Internacional del Ecuador – UIE
Universidad de San Francisco de Quito – USFQ
Universidad Técnica de Ambato – UTA
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ibarra – PUCI
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santo Domingo – PUCSD
Universidad Técnica de Milagro – UTMI
Universidad Nacional del Chimborazo – UNACH
Universidad Técnica de Manabí – UTM
Universidad de Manabí – UM
National Academic Network – CEDIA
First Phase – March/2005
National Backbone
PUCE
UTE
Leaf connections
USFQ
EPN
UCE
QUITO
ESPE
CONATEL
FUNDACYT
AMBATO
ANC
UTA
10 MBPS
ESPOCH
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 10 MPBS
UEG
UCSG
UIE
RIOBAMBA
ESPOL
GUAYAQUIL
UP
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 10 MPBS
INP
INOCAR
10 MBPS
CUENCA
UC
10 MBPS
UTPL
UNL
LOJA
Panamerican Cable
• Interconnects 3 of the main
cities of Ecuador
• Although the capacity for
Ecuador is saturated,
CEDIA is in the process of
getting access through this
cable to redCLARA
National Academic Network – CEDIA
Second Phase – September/October 2005
International connectivity
PUCE
UTE
USFQ
EPN
UCE
QUITO
ESPE
CONATEL
FUNDACYT
AMBATO
ANC
UTA
10 MBPS
ESPOCH
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 45 MPBS
UEG
UCSG
UIE
RIOBAMBA
ESPOL
GUAYAQUIL
UP
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 45 MPBS
INP
INOCAR
10 MBPS
CUENCA
UC
10 MBPS
TRONCAL INTERNACIONAL – 10 – 45 MPBS
UTPL
UNL
SALINAS
PUNTA CARNERO – SANTIAGO
LOJA
National Academic Network – CEDIA
Third Phase – May/2006
Cartagena – Panamá
ESMERALDAS
10 MBPS
TULCAN
IBARRA
National Backbone
10 MBPS
Ring based on Transelectric infrastructure
International second link
PUCE
UTE
USFQ
EPN
UCE
QUITO
ESPE
CONATEL
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 34 MPBS
FUNDACYT
ANC
STO.DOMINGO
QUEVEDO
PORTOVIEJO
AMBATO
UTA
10 MBPS
ESPOCH
10 MBPS
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 45 Mbps
UEG
UCSG
CIIFEN
RIOBAMBA
ESPOL
GUAYAQUIL
UIE
UP
TRONCAL NACIONAL – 45 Mbps
INP
INOCAR
34 MBPS
CUENCA
UC
TRONCAL INTERNACIONAL – 45 MPBS
34 MBPS
UTPL
UNL
SALINAS
PUNTA CARNERO – SANTIAGO
10 MBPS
LOJA
CEDIA’s Backbone
Action results and opportunities
As a result of the joint national tender, there was a 69%
average reduction in prices.
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Routers and switches are in place in each Institution
member of CEDIA, most of which were provided by the
NSRC Center from the UO.
Training
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US$ 117.000 monthly for 17 Mbps (asymmetric) – down to
US$ 32.000 for 34 Mbps (full duplex, fo)
Increase 100% in capacity in every member, and standardize
the minimum bandwidth.
Use the remaining funds to cover 20% of CLARA project
Advance networks, administration, security, operations and
applications.
Awareness for application development and identification
of groups of interest.
Inter institutional agreement with Transelectric for
accessing its fiber infrastructure
Next steps
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Link the Ecuadorian scientific community for application
development with the international scientific community.
Areas of Interest:
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First version of CEDIA’s network was developed with the help of
international partners, such as: UO-NSRC, NSF, ICA, IDRCCRDI, CISCO, CISCO Press, O’Reilly.
Second version will be developed with the help from
Transelectric.
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Tele medicine & Tele education
Digital Libraries
El Niño events
Hidrogeodynamic events
Environment and biodiversity (Galápagos)
Material Science
Biotechnology
Update the technology in the 3 main nodes of CEDIA’s network,
and some Institutions.
First – last mille will need to be resolved from each Member
Institution to the Transelectric substations.
THANK YOU!
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