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Tanzania Education and  Research Network      (TERNET)             Mr. Stephen John Lukindo           TERNET Technical Com...
Agenda	  •  	  Introduc.on	  	  •  Poten.al	  members	  of	  TERNET	  •  TERNET	  Milestones	  •  Status	  of	  NICTBB	  •...
Popula.on:	  	  43	  	  	  million	                                                        Demographics	                  ...
POTENTIAL	  MEMBERS	  Level	            Primary	     Secondary	     Teachers	   Public	  /Private	     Technical/	        ...
TERNET	  Milestones	  	  	  	  •  2000	  -­‐	  the	  need	  for	  a	  NREN	  was	  realised	  •  January,	  2002,	  16	  H...
               TERNET	  Milestones	  	  cont’d	  	  	  •  The	  STM-­‐1	  submarine	  fibre	  circuit	  	  live	  since	  M...
Status	  of	  NaDonal	  ICT	  Backbone	                   (NICTBB)	  
TERNET	  ConnecDvity	  Today	                        BGP PEERING over                                                     ...
Current	  Status	  -­‐	  Connected	  InsDtuDons	  •  Nine	  insDtuDons	  connected	  -­‐	  	        •  Tanzania	  Commissi...
Current	  Use	  and	  Benefits	  •  Internet	  Service	  current	  free	  of	  charge-­‐	       contribuDon	  mechanism	  u...
Challenges	  •  Infrastructure	      –  High	  installaDon	  and	  recurring	  costs	  for	  middle	  and	  last	  mile	  ...
Future	  development	  plans	  for	  the	                   physical	  network	  	  	  •  Immediate	  plans	  –	          ...
CollaboraDons	  (US	  universiDes,	                  Internet2,	  etc)	  •      Management	  of	  NREN	  –	  O&M	  •      ...
Asante	  kwa	  kusikiliza	           Professorial	  Inaugural	  Lecture	  Series	  No.1	  
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Mr. Stephen John Lukindo
TERNET Technical Committee
Associate Director Information Resource Management
January, 2012

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Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET)

  1. 1. Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) Mr. Stephen John Lukindo TERNET Technical CommitteeAssociate Director Information Resource Management January, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda  •   Introduc.on    •  Poten.al  members  of  TERNET  •  TERNET  Milestones  •  Status  of  NICTBB  •  Current  Status  of  TERNET  •  Use  and  Benefits  •  Challenges    •  Collabora.ons  with  USA  ins.tu.ons      
  3. 3. Popula.on:    43      million   Demographics   •  gender   –  Women:      51%   –   Men    49%   •  age  group   -­‐  Under  30   -­‐  Over  30     Official  Languages   •  Kiswahili  and  English     GDP  growth:  6.5%  (2010)  ,  6.7%  (2011   est.)  –  Source:  IndexMundi   represen.ng  CIA  fact  book      Economic Occupation:   • 70% of the pop work in agriculture and live in rural areas • Exports (gold, diamond, coffee, tea, cotton, sisal, wood, paper, cashew nuts) • Imports (consumer goods like foodstuffs, machinery and transportation equipments, industrial raw materials, and crude oil)
  4. 4. POTENTIAL  MEMBERS  Level   Primary   Secondary   Teachers   Public  /Private   Technical/   Training   Universi.es   Voca.onal   College     Educa.on     No.  of   15,816   4,102   77   33   230   Ins.tu.on   Source: TCU & NACTE Website
  5. 5. TERNET  Milestones        •  2000  -­‐  the  need  for  a  NREN  was  realised  •  January,  2002,  16  Higher  EducaDon  InsDtuDons  (HEIs)   signed  a  MoU  to  establish  NREN  TERNET.      •  March,  2007  –  TERNET,  was  formally  consDtuted     – Interim  Leadership     – 21  InDtuDons  signed  MOU   – ConsDtuDon  was  then  draSed  •  11th  April,  2008  –  TERNET  registered  as  a  Trust      •  18th    April,  2008  -­‐  TERNET  become  member  of   UBUNTUNET  ALLIANCE       6  
  6. 6.   TERNET  Milestones    cont’d      •  The  STM-­‐1  submarine  fibre  circuit    live  since  March  2011     – connecDng  COSTECH  NOC  with    Ubuntunet    in  London     – nominal  bandwidth    155    Mbps.      •  The  IP  address  allocaDon  requested  from  AfriNIC  -­‐   assigned  in  February,  2010,  IP  block  number    41.93.0.0  / 17  or  Autonomous  System  Number  37182    •  47  TERNET  members  of  which  20  are  acDve  members      
  7. 7. Status  of  NaDonal  ICT  Backbone   (NICTBB)  
  8. 8. TERNET  ConnecDvity  Today   BGP PEERING over Cisco 7609 TERNET STM-1(155Mbps) link core router Gigabit Gigabit Ethernet via TERNET switch Cisco 3800 router Ethernet via UTP link7609 UBUNTUNET CORE UTP link provisioned ROUTER LONDON Tanzania provisioned for 10Mbps Commission for for 40Mbps Science and Leased Technology Wireless link (COSTECH) provisioned for 10Mbps Leased fibre link provisioned Leased for 10Mbps Wireless link provisioned Cisco router The Leased fibre for 10Mbps Ministry of link Education and provisioned for 10Mbps Vocational Training Sonicwall Cisco 2800 router Cisco 2800 router College of The Open router The Hubert Kairuki Business University of Education Tanzania Memorial University
  9. 9. Current  Status  -­‐  Connected  InsDtuDons  •  Nine  insDtuDons  connected  -­‐     •  Tanzania  Commission  for  Science  and  Technology   (COSTECH)     •  College  of  Business  Educa.on   •  Open  University  of  Tanzania.     •  Hubert  Kairuki  Memorial  University   •  Ministry  of  Educa.on  and  Voca.onal  Training   •  Ardhi  University   •  Dar  es  salaam  Ins.tute  of  Technology   •  Ins.tute  of  Social  Work   •  Na.onal  Accredita.on    for  Technical  Educa.on   (NACTE)  
  10. 10. Current  Use  and  Benefits  •  Internet  Service  current  free  of  charge-­‐   contribuDon  mechanism  underway  •  Sharing  of  educaDon  and  research  resources  •  UDlizaDon  of  super  computer  at  DIT         Professorial  Inaugural  Lecture  Series  No.1  
  11. 11. Challenges  •  Infrastructure   –  High  installaDon  and  recurring  costs  for  middle  and  last  mile  loop   –  Ownership,  operaDons  and  maintenance    •  Capacity  building  of  IT  staff  at  insDtuDons  –  requires  more   training    •  The  NOC    -­‐  requires  updated  equipment     –  servers  DNS,  Mail,  HTTP,  network  monitoring,  and  Bandwidth   manager    •  Serious  issue  with  power  and  power  backup.   –  The  ba`ery  inverter  was  providing  4  hours  backup  Dme.    
  12. 12. Future  development  plans  for  the   physical  network      •  Immediate  plans  –   –  connect  insDtuDons  to  the  NOC  at  COSTECH     –  a  mix  of  fibre  and  wireless  local  loops   –  Up  to  1Gbps    (vs  2  to  5  Mbps  wireless)    •  Long-­‐term  plan  –   –  UDlize  na.onal  ICT  backbone  to  connect  ins.tu.ons  –   local  and  other  regions    •  Points  of  Presence  (PoPs)  -­‐   –  Dodoma,  Mwanza,  and  Arusha     –  linked  back  to  the  NOC  at  COSTECH  via  the  NICTBB.    
  13. 13. CollaboraDons  (US  universiDes,   Internet2,  etc)  •  Management  of  NREN  –  O&M  •  Capacity  Building  •  Equipments  provision-­‐server  rooms  •  ICT  Infrastructure  provision-­‐  wireless       Professorial  Inaugural  Lecture  Series  No.1  
  14. 14. Asante  kwa  kusikiliza   Professorial  Inaugural  Lecture  Series  No.1  

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