Sudanese Research and Education Network: Evolution, Challenges and Opportunities

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Sudanese Research and Education Network:
Evolution, Challenges and Opportunities


2nd International Platform for Integrating Arab e
-
Infrastructure in a Global Environment

e
-
AGE2012

12
-
13 December 2012, Dubai, UAE



Dr.
Iman

Abuel

Maaly
,

CEO, SudREN, Sudan

1. Historical Background

2. About SudREN:

3.

Evolution

Contents


In

2004 the Ministry of Higher Education &
Scientific Research founded a library project.


Project name was the
S
udanese
U
niversities
I
nformation
N
etwork/Virtual
Library
(
SUIN

)


The overall
goal
of the project was to link
universities in a network to provide local and
global information through a virtual library
.


In 2009, SUIN has become an NGO operational
under the umbrella of the Association of Sudanese
Universities.


Historical Background

SudREN is


the
National Research and Education Network of
Sudan.


an NGO
supported by the
Ministry of Higher
Education

and
the
Ministry of Science and
Communication.


a network for promotion of infrastructure,
connectivity and ICT usage in Research and
Education institutions.


About SudREN

40 members

Public & Private

Research Institutions

Education Institutions

Geographical coverage: all states

About SudREN

Openness

The core network is fiber
-
based

About SudREN

The national network is owned by private companies

The National fiber network has cross border and
submarine connections to neighbors

About SudREN

Egypt

Saudi Arabia

Eretria

Ethiopia

Chad

South Sudan

2004

A project of the Ministry of Higher Education

2012

Evolution: governance

Non
profit company

2009


NGO

2004

2012

Evolution: governance


13
BoD
,

7Exec
. Com

A Tech Committee

A project manager and 2 part time staff


CEO,
12
FT staff


Council of Members

2004

2012

Evolution:
membership

40 Member institutions

30 public universities

2011

27 public universities

2014 80
institutions

2004

2012

Evolution: connectivity

Optical fiber

Frame Relay

128 Kbps

4 Mbps Internet

2
-
50 Mbps

450 Mbps (3 STM
-
1)

2004

2012

Sudatel


Based on
Sudatel

Canary

Connected to UA router
in London

Evolution: connectivity

SudREN
Network

Member 1

Member
2

Member 4

Member 3

Member 40

Network
Diagram

London
UbuntuNet


Router

GEANT
Cloud

Internet

155
Mbps

155 Mbps

SIXP


4 Mbps

PoP1

PoP2

155 Mbps

BGP

OSPF

BGP

BGP

BGP

OSPF

OSPF

OSPF

OSPF

Wireless

Fiber

Khartoum

An STM
-
1
connectivity to UA
router in London

2004

2012

AS :37179, IPv4, and IPv6

SudREN is a licensed
ISP

Evolution:
ASN & IP addresses

IP addresses from
Sudatel

2010

2004

2012

Evolution: RREN activities

No
International activities

2007

2010

2004

2012

2. Video
Conference System

1. Internet

3. Virtual
Library

4
. E
-
science
project

5. Research
Index

6. Training

2. Virtual
library

1. Internet
&

connectivity

Services

!

!

!

SudREN
:

Technical Department Meeting

SudREN
:

Meeting with
AfriNIC

staff in
Khartoum
2011

UbuntNet

Connect 2012:

Technical
staff training

Network Operation Centers (NOCs)

University of
Zanlingei


In
Darfour

Nyala

University

In
Darfour

Services

Digital Libraries and Open Access

سرهف

ثحبلا

يملعلا

ينادوسلا

Sudanese Research Index

Services

Video Conference System

Services