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From: "Ruurd Sieffers"
To: 'Maria Dolores Lizarzaburu'
Cc: "'Steve Hute'" , "'Rieskin Marjorie'" , "'August Imang'"
Time: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 12:44:42 -0300
Subject: RE: Suriname and the Internet
>1)Could you please provide a brief technical description of Suriname 's
>external connectivity to the Internet - including upstream
>provider(s). international bandwidth of the link(s),etc?
Telesur (as Access Service Provider) has a DS3 connection via French Guyana over the America ’s 2 submarine cable to Hollywood Florida and our provider is SPRINT
>2)Please list the ISPs with external/international connectivity
>currently operating in the country, with the information in the
ISPs LINK TYPE BANDWIDTH UPSTREAM ISP POP LOCATION
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SRNet (Telesur) connected to backbone 25Mb/s Telesur Telesur
CQLink ? ? New Skies? ?(this ISP is
via Telesur to
>3)Please include the URLs for each ISP above described.
www.sr.net (or www.telesur.sr)
>4)What do you see as the prospects for Internet growth in Suriname;
>what would help it, and what are the major obstacles?
Since a few years we see that the international bandwidth demand doubles almost every year (which is in line with Gilder’s Law). The major obstacles though are: a low penetration of PC’s in the country, a slow growth of ICT knowledge, an expensive international bandwidth (in comparison to developed countries) a relatively high use of this international bandwidth due to limited amount of local content, and a low average income of the people.
What would help is more PC’s in the homes, more ICT education at school, subsidized international bandwidth (especially the transport of the IP-traffic over the 3000 km long submarine cable), more local content and a beter social economical situation.
Chief of Data Communication Department Telesur