Academic Networking inSri Lanka Gihan V. Dias Ajantha S. Atukorale Lanka Education and Research Network
Approx. 20 ISPs 2 Major (SL Telecom and LankaCom) Approx. 120 Mb/s aggregate bandwidth to Japan, U.S., Singapore, etc. Current Status of Internet
Wide Internet awareness Wide use in commercial establishments Wide use of e-mail Internet access shops in cities Restrictions on VoIP Local language content still low Current status cont.
Most large and medium companies use Internet Still mostly approx. 64kb/s connections Wide use of e-mail Wide use of web sites Very limited e-commerce Corporate Internet Use
Fairly wide use of e-mail At work and at home Limited use of web High cost of dial-up access (phone charges) Personal Internet use
Lanka Academic and Research Network Established in 1990 Approx 20 member institutions universities some research institutes Approx. 10 sites connected at 2Mb Others at low speed LEARN
Via ISPs Approx 3Mb/s bandwidth Internet Connection
Some universities fully networked usage heavier in science, eng. faculties Govt. developing IT in univ programme to provide computers and networks to universities and institutes Many undergrads have access to Internet Wide use by staff and grad students Network usage in univ.
Increase in international bandwidth 5 smaller sites connected Reserved bandwidth for research ande-learning Pilot e-learning projects Progress in 2002
Connect University of Jaffna Connect 5 smaller universities Increase international bandwidth Routine e-learning Plans for 2003
High-speed connections (~100Mb/s) between 4 universities High-speed Internatinal connection (45Mb/s?) High-speed research connection Plans for 2004