NSRC - Internet2 Fellowships Awarded
The Network Startup Resource Center and Internet2 jointly sponsored four international network engineers to participate and present at the 2015 Global Summit. Travel, lodging and conference costs were covered in an effort to involve new communities with the Internet2 Global Summit.
Karma Jamyang and Sonam Wangmo presented Bhutan’s DrukREN plan at the Global Summit conference. DrukREN represents an ambitious effort to create a national research and education network amongst the nine remote locations and eleven colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. International connectivity includes the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) and India’s National Knowledge Network (NKN).
Denis F. Villorente from the Office of ICT in Manilla presented the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) which serves across thousands of islands in the Philippines. Many isolated communities will be served by a combination of technologies including fiber-optic, wireless point-to-point and television white spaces equipment. Villorente also spoke of the role of e-government planning to address delivery of public services through the use of ICT. In particular e-government can address weather-related forecasting and planning in a proactive manner before a disaster strikes.
Isaac Kasana of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) presented on the challenges of developing an NREN in Africa. Kasana stressed the importance of partnerships in the success and growth of RENU and looked forward to connecting with additional partners through interactions at the Internet2 Global Summit.
To read more about the Bhutanese efforts: International Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing Help Bhutan Continue on the Path to Advanced Internet Capabilities