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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

The Impacts of Adding Undersea Capacity to East Africa
Meeting: NANOG50
Date / Time: 2010-10-05 10:30am - 11:00am
This item is webcast
Room: Ellington
Presenters: Speakers:

Kevin Chege, KENET

Kevin Chege is the Network Manager for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) which is Kenya's REN. He has been actively involved in setup up of all the infrastructure currently in place in KENET from 2004. He has expertise in network monitoring and management and has contributed content to a book on bandwidth management titled "How to accelerate your Internet" . He has also had an article published by the IETF on Internet connectivity and has been a lead trainer for KENET for a number of years on topics such as bandwidth management and Linux/Unix setup services. He holds a Bsc. in Information Systems and Technology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Information Security from Lulea University of Technology (Sweden) via distance learning.
Abstract: The East African region acquired undersea capacity in mid 2009. Previously, connectivity was via E1 copper lines or in some cases fiber, but to slow VSAT connections. By the end of 2010, three undersea cables will be active. In the research and education area, users made the big leap from shared VSAT to undersea capacity as well. My presentation will show what impact this had and what has needed to be done to adjust to the new bandwidth prices. I will also describe the problems encountered and solutions deployed to counter problems related to the new Internet speeds achieved with undersea capacity.
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    Moderators:
    Lixia ZhangUCLA; .
    Speakers:
    Zied Ben Houidi, France Telecom R&D Orange Labs; Srikanth Sundaresan, Georgia Tech; Vyautus Valancius, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Track: OpenFlow
    Speakers:
    Nick McKeownStanford University; .
    Matt Davy, Indiana University; Chris Tracy, ESnet;
  • Track: Research Forum
    Moderators:
    Lixia ZhangUCLA; .
    Speakers:
    Zied Ben Houidi, France Telecom R&D Orange Labs; Srikanth Sundaresan, Georgia Tech; Vyautus Valancius, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Track: Research Forum
    Moderators:
    Lixia ZhangUCLA; .
    Speakers:
    Zied Ben Houidi, France Telecom R&D Orange Labs; Srikanth Sundaresan, Georgia Tech; Vyautus Valancius, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Track: OpenFlow
    Speakers:
    Nick McKeownStanford University; .
    Matt Davy, Indiana University; Chris Tracy, ESnet;
  • Track: Research Forum
    Moderators:
    Lixia ZhangUCLA; .
    Speakers:
    Zied Ben Houidi, France Telecom R&D Orange Labs; Srikanth Sundaresan, Georgia Tech; Vyautus Valancius, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Track: OpenFlow
    Speakers:
    Nick McKeownStanford University; .
    Matt Davy, Indiana University; Chris Tracy, ESnet;
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    Tom DalyDynamic Network Services, Inc.; .
    Martin HanniganThe Iceland Guy; .
  • Lightning Talks
    Speakers:
    Saleem BhattiUniversity of St. Andrews; .
    Tom DalyDynamic Network Services, Inc.; .
    Martin HanniganThe Iceland Guy; .
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    Speakers:
    Saleem BhattiUniversity of St. Andrews; .
    Tom DalyDynamic Network Services, Inc.; .
    Martin HanniganThe Iceland Guy; .
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    Mohit Lad, Thousand Eyes; Speakers:
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    Pat Pannuto, Merit Network;
  • Track: Tools
    Moderators:
    Mohit Lad, Thousand Eyes; Speakers:
    Jason ZurawskiInternet2; .
    Pat Pannuto, Merit Network;
  • Track: Tools
    Moderators:
    Mohit Lad, Thousand Eyes; Speakers:
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    Pat Pannuto, Merit Network;

 

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