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Building REN in BD

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Building REN in BD

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Building REN in BD

  1. 1. Building REN in Bangladesh Why we need it sooner? Md. Abdul Awal BdREN, UGC awal@bdren.net.bd
  2. 2. 2 BW Subscription by Public Universities Bandwidth* (Mbps) Number of Universities Nil 3 01 - 10 11 11 - 20 6 21 - 30 2 31 – 40 1 41 – 50 5 51 - 100 2 100 – Above 4 bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 Located Outside the Capital * Last Update: 6/11/2014
  3. 3. 3 User and BW Stats in Public Universities bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000
  4. 4. 4 Hosting Information bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 Inhouse 26% ISP 12% BCC 3% Outside 59% Self ISP BCC Outside
  5. 5. 5 Service Providers’ Contribution bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 BTCL 94% Others 6% BTCL Others
  6. 6. 6 Medium of Connectivity bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 OFC 74% Others 26% OFC Others
  7. 7. 7 Case Study: PUST, NSTU and BRU • Fully running campus • Located far from City • Approximate number of Internet users*: • PUST: 2000 • NSTU: 3300 • BRU: 4000 • No internet connection so far • BTCL is the only hope • Transmission link is not available bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 * Source: Wikipedia/Internal
  8. 8. 8 Case Study: BU • Campus under construction • Located far from City • Approximately 2500 internet users* • Uses one WiMAX internet connection for official activities • BTCL is not there yet • Transmission link is not available bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 * Source: Wikipedia/Internal
  9. 9. 9 Case Study: BSMRSTU, JUST and PSTU • New and fully running campus • All are technical universities • Located far from City • Approximate number of Internet users*: • BSMRSTU: 1500 • JUST: 2400 • PSTU: 1500 • Less than 10 Mbps internet connection • 8 more similar campuses with ≤10 Mbps BW bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 * Source: Wikipedia/Internal
  10. 10. 10 Challenge: Infrastructure • Located far from the city • Areas are not developed • No transmission infrastructure • Not lucrative for ISPs, hence little presence • High BW cost for the Universities bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  11. 11. 11 Solutions • Building Transmission infrastructure • Countrywide 3000+ Km, one pair of OPGW from PGCB • Dedicated OFC for each university • 300+ Km underground OFC for last mile up to universities • Highly reliable and redundant • Redundant OFC • DWDM and MPLS based network • High level Tier-3 DC and DR facilities bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  12. 12. 12 Challenges: Connectivity and Resources • No connectivity with R&E networks • Research activity handles high volume of traffic • Requires low latency/jitter • No or limited online resource repository • No or very few facilities for content localization bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  13. 13. 13 Solutions • High capacity dedicated academic network connectivity • Connected to TEIN, APAN, Internet2, Geant and so on • Content localization • Highly equipped large Data Center • Central/local online repository • Storage of local contents bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  14. 14. 14 Challenge: Leveraging the services • No or low maintained campus network • Poor technical expertise • Inadequate labs and equipment • Lack of research and innovation bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  15. 15. 15 Solutions • Building high capacity campus network • In each and every public university of Bangladesh • Training and manpower development • Regular capacity building training and workshops • Facilitating innovations and preparing highly equipped labs • Fostering academic innovations and research projects • Research and collaboration through VC and UC systems bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  16. 16. 16 Challenge: Technical • Universities doesn’t have own IP and AS • BdREN has limited IPv4 address • Necessity of enabling IPv6 network • Load balancing with other providers bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  17. 17. 17 Solutions • Design and deploy dual stack network from day 1 • Planning a scalable network • Building a highly reliable, robust and redundant network • Strengthening monitoring system and reducing downtime bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  18. 18. 18 We Have Needs bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  19. 19. 19 We Have Challenges bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  20. 20. 20 We Have Hope bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  21. 21. 21bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 Need Challenge Hope
  22. 22. 22bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 Achievement
  23. 23. 23bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014
  24. 24. 24 Discussion bdNOG2, Cox’s Bazaar, BD November 11, 2014 awal@bdren.net.bd

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