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PNGARNET

The Papua New Guinea Academic and Research Network (PNGARNET) is a not-for-profit consortium formed by the six local Universities.

Client Profile
The Papua New Guinea Academic and Research Network (PNGARNET) is a not-for-profit consortium formed by the six local Universities of PNG to provide high quality and cost effective broadband services to the academic community of PNG. PNGARNET was established in cooperation with two PNG governmental agencies, National Research Institute (NRI) and National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).

Business And Service Issues
Papua New Guinea, situated in the Oceania region, has a population of 6.3 million and only about thirty thousand Internet users (2008) widely dispersed over geographically challenging terrain. The insufficient telecoms and IT infrastructure is a major obstacle in both the development of research and education and the widespread availability of Internet access in PNG.
The universities needed an IT network suitable for the delivery of basic data services such as email and Internet access, alongside more sophisticated applications such as hosting of students and staff websites, E-learning courseware, shared databases and online collaboration with other universities of the region. Additionally, the network should support advanced functions, such as real-time multiparty videoconferencing.

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