The Ecuadorian Academic Network - problems faced and opportunities for development CEDIA Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado Enrique Peláez Executive Director Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 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. • • • • 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 • • • • • 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 • • Link the Ecuadorian scientific community for application development with the international scientific community. Areas of Interest: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. • • 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. • • 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!