APAN 2003 Conference - Fukuoka, Japan
Status Report:
Pakistan Education and
Research Network
Presented by:
Dr M H ZAIDI
National University of Sciences and Technology
ROADMAP
Introduction
Current Status of PERN
Recommendation for cooperation in
APAN Region
Conclusion
Note: Some of the data included in this presentation has been obtained from Pakistan's National
Telecommunication Company and their cooperation in this regard is thankfully acknowledged
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Pakistan Educational & Research Network
U N IV E R S IT Y
UET Peshawar
AJKU Mirpur
NED Karachi
BZ University
Multan
UET Mehran
Jamshoro
NUST
Rawalpindi
GIKI Topi
Baluchistan University
Quetta
Internet
Islamia University
Bahawalpur
LUMS Lahore
Background
Project for establishing High speed connectivity,
required to provide interactivity, included in IT
Action Plan of Government of Pakistan
Leverage the existing telcom infrastructure in a costeffective manner to boost BW
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Overall Objectives of the Project
Live Lectures/Seminars with capability of interaction
between presenter and Cyber audience
Video Conferencing with Electronic Board capabilities
Chatting Capability for live interaction among
participants
Off-line availability of contents
Secure mechanism for exams/assignments transactions
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Overall Objectives of the Project
Digital Library
Interconnectivity of all universities within Pakistan
Connectivity with outside world
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
China
2002
Afghanistan
SDH/PDH
(525/622 Mb/s)
backbone being
upgraded to
DWDM
Iran
India
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
10 Gb/s
240 Cities on
Optical Fibre – up
from 53, one year
ago
2002
China
Afghanistan
SDH/PDH
(525/622 Mb/s)
backbone being
upgraded to
DWDM
Iran
India
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
10 Gb/s
China
2002
Going to 410
cities and Towns
in the next 12
months
Afghanistan
SDH/PDH
(525/622 Mb/s)
backbone being
upgraded to
DWDM
Iran
India
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
10 Gb/s
Technology
Both IP and ATM are being used
Delivery for the last mile
Optical Fibre
Microwave
DSL
DXX
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
CORE NETWORK
Three core locations including Islamabad, Lahore
and Karachi
These nodal points are interconnected at 2 Mbps
using existing optical fiber network in the country
Upgradeable to 155 Mb/s
Initially 4 Mbps of international connectivity shall
be provided at nodal locations for Internet facility
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
ANNEXURE C
LHR
CORE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
INTERNATIONAL
CONNECTIVITY
NTC MULTI-SERVICES DATA NETWORK
ISP SETUP
E3 ATM Core
E3 PoS Core
E3 DSLAM
Sialkot
Gujranwala
INTERNATIONAL
CONNECTIVITY
INTERNATIONAL
CONNECTIVITY
KHI
ISB
PESH
ISP SETUP
ISP SETUP
FSL
Nowshera
QTA
Sargodha
MLN
OKA
RYK HYD
BWP
SUK
Kharian
D.I.Khan
D.G..Khan
Shikarpur
ALTERNATE ROUTE
Connectivity on DRS – Digital Radio Systems
DRS LINK 2 MB
ITI HALL
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
UNIVERSITY
PREMISES
Connectivity on DXX –
Digital Cross Connect – main PTCL/NTC
communication arteries
DXX
DXX
OF
LOCAL EXCHANGE
EXCHANGE NEAREST THE UNIVERSITY
ITI HALL
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
UNIVERSITY
PREMISES
Connectivity on DXX + DRS
DRS
DXX
DXX
OF
LOCAL EXCHANGE
EXCHANGE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY
ITI HALL
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By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
City
UNIVERSITY
PREMISES
Connectivity on Direct OF:
Broadband optical fibre to large Universities
OF
OF
ITI HALL
OF
OF Node
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
OF Node
UNIVERSITY
PREMISES
Network design
Lahore
Core Router
2x2 Mbps
2x2Mbps
Karachi
Core Router
LAN Switch
Rawalpindi
Core Router
2x2 Mbps
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Network design
International
2MB
Lahore
Core Router
International
2MB
Replica of Kr./Iba
12
Universities
2x2 Mbps
22
Universities
2x2Mbps
Karachi
Core Router
LAN Switch
International
4MB
Rawalpindi
Core Router
2x2 Mbps
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
22
Universities
Network design
International
2MB
Lahore
Core Router
International
2MB
Replica of Kr./Iba
12
Universities
2x2 Mbps
22
Universities
2x2Mbps
Karachi
Core Router
Rawalpindi
Core Router
LAN Switch
End User
2x2 Mbps
Access
Router
Microwave tower
Microwave tower
OF
Node
OF
Node
End User
DXX
International
4MB
DXX
End User
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
22
Universities
Network design
International
2MB
Lahore
Core Router
International
2MB
Replica of Kr./Iba
12
Universities
2x2 Mbps
22
Universities
2x2Mbps
Karachi
Core Router
Rawalpindi
Core Router
LAN Switch
End User
Access
Router
Microwave tower Microwave tower
OF
Node
End User
End User
LAN Switch
Microwave tower
OF
Node
22
Universities
2x2 Mbps
Access
Router
Microwave tower
International
4MB
DXX
DXX
End User
DXX
End User
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By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
DXX
DXX
DXX
End User
First Phase Connectivity
Institution
Location
Agha Khan University
Karachi
Allama Iqbal Open University
Islamabad
Baharia University
Islamabad
Bahaudin Zakariya University
Multan
Baluchistan University of Engineering & Technology
Khuzdar
Command & Staff College
Quetta
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Islamabad
FAST
Karachi
FAST
Lahore
Fatima Jinnah Women University
Rawalpindi
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
First Phase Connectivity
Institution
Location
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science &
Technology
Swabi
Gomal University
D. I. Khan
Govt. College
Lahore
Hamdard University
Karachi
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
Karachi
Institute of Business Administration
Karachi
International Islamic University
Islamabad
Islamia University
Bawawalpur
Karachi Institute of Information Technology
Karachi
Lahore College for Women
Lahore
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
First Phase connectivity
Institution
Location
Lahore School of Economics
Lahore
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Lahore
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
Jamshoro
National College of Arts
Lahore
National Defence College
Islamabad
National University of Computer and Emerging
Sciences
Islamabad
National University of Modern Languages
Islamabad
National University of Science & Technology
Rawalpindi
NED University of Engineering & Technology
Karachi
NWFP University of Agriculture, Forest Institute
Peshawar
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
First Phase connectivity
Institution
Location
NWFP University of Engineering & Technology
Peshawar
Pakistan Naval Academy
Karachi
Pakistan Administrative Staff College
Lahore
Pakistan Institute Engineering & Applied Sciences
Islamabad
Pakistan Military Academy Kakul
Abbottabad
Quaid-e-Azam University of Engg.Sciences & Tech
Nawabshah
Quaid-I-Azam University
Rawalpindi
Shah Abdul Latif University
Khairpur
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science &
Tech
Karachi
Sindh Agriculture University
Tandojam
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
First Phase connectivity
Institution
Location
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
Karachi
University of Agriculture
Faisalabad
University of Arid Agricultural
Rawalpindi
University of Azad Jammu Kashmir
Muzaffarabad
University of Baluchistan
Quetta
University of Engineering & Technology
Taxila
University of Engineering & Technology
Lahore
University of Karachi
Karachi
University of Peshawar
Peshawar
University of Sindh
Jamshoro
University of the Punjab
Lahore
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Legend
Sind & Baluchistan
DXX
Indus Valley
Clifton
Command&Staff College
DRS
512 Kbps
1536 Kbps
1024 Kbps
Univ. of Balochistan
SZABIST
OF
256 Kbps
2048 Kbps ( 3 KM )
VSAT
Nazimabad-I
1024 Kbps
Landhi
1024 Kbps
Zia Mohi-ud-Din Medical University
Central-III
UET Balochistan
Quetta Central
1024 Kbps
Gulshan-eMayamar
1024 Kbps
Nazimabad
256 Kbps
KIIT
3.328 Mbps
2048 Kbps ( 3 KM )
Pak Capital
Jinnah Women Univ.
Hamdard University
North Karachi
26.368 Mbps
FAST
2048 Kbps
Aga Khan Univ.
Baqai Medical College
1024 Kbps
10.240 Mbps
Azizabad
Sukkur
Nawabshah
Central
Hyderabad
1024 Kbps ( 3.5 KM )
1024
Kbps
1024
Kbps
2048 Kbps ( 0.5 KM )
4096 Kbps ( 1.5 KM )
Jamshoro
Pak. Naval Academy
Mehran UET QA Eng.Sc&TShah Abdul Latif Sind Univ. Sind Agri.
Univ.
Univ.
West Wharf
2048 Kbps
IBA school
2048 Kbps
Gulshan-e-Iqbal
NED University
6144 Kbps ( 4 KM )
16384 Kbps
2048 Kbps
Sir Syed UET
Karachi University
Islamabad, AJK & NWFP
AJK University
Legend
UET Taxila
Bahria
University
F-8
DXX
512 Kbps
1024 Kbps
DRS
2048 Kbps
2048 Kbps
OF
1024 Kbps
Muzaffarabad
Nation. Univ. of Comp &
Emerging Sciences
Taxila
VSAT
Nilore
AIOU
3.072 Mbps
QA Univ.
2048 Kbps
4096 Kbps ( 6 KM )
NUML
14.5 Mbps
3072 Kbps
256 Kbps
256 Kbps
I-10
256 Kbps
512 Kbps COMSATS Inst. of I
Islamabad
ABADAT
13.312 Mbps
Topi
NDC
Alkhair Univ.
Camp Office
Abbotabad
F-11
D.I.Khan
Khyber
256 Kbps
256 Kbps
Cantt. RWP
Int. Islamic
Univ.
4096 Kbps
NUST
2048 Kbps
FJWU
2048 Kbps
1024 Kbps
6144 Kbps
2048 Kbps ( 3 KM)
S. Town RWP
2048 Kbps
3072 Kbps
NWFP Agric. UET Peshawar
university
Peshawar
University
GIK
Gomall
512 Kbps
Univ. Arid
Agriculture.
University
PMA
Legend
Lahore & Punjab
DXX
CTH-LH
NCA
DRS
Pakistan
Administrative Staff
College
OF
VSAT
2048 Kbps ( 1.7 KM )
Lahore College
for Women
Government College
Baghbanpura
2048 Kbps
6144 Kbps ( 2.2 KM )
UET, Lahor
256 Kbps
2048 Kbps
Garden Town
F-11
Lahore
Edgerton
Road
6144 Kbps ( 6 KM )
Punjab University
LCCH
2048 Kbps ( 2.8 KM )
17.6 Mbps
LUMS
Gulberg
256 Kbps
6 Mbps
Lahore school of
Economics
Faisal Town
1024 Kbps
FAST
Multan NML
Faisalabad-Central
BWP
2048 Kbps ( 9 KM )
Bahauddin Zakaria Univ.
2048
Kbps
Islamia University
2048
Kbps
University of Agriculture
International Linkages
CANARIE
Canada
Internet 2
USA
AARNet
Australia
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
RECOMMENDATIONS
Create linkage between PERN and APAN
Link could be established through either
SriLanka or China
Undertake Collaborative research with APAN
members
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
CONCLUSION
Pakistan has enough Telecom/Networking
Infrastructure in the form of PERN to establish
linkage with APAN consortium and contribute to
this prestigious education and research
community
Status Report: Pakistan Education and Research Network
By Dr. M H Zaidi at APAN 2003 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
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