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Pan African e-Network
(Satellite, fiber and Wireless)
INDIA – AFRICA UNION ICT Initiative
By
V. PONRAJ
Director (Technology Interface)
President’s Office
Rashtrapati Bhavan
NewDelhi – 110004
[email protected]c.in
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PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK – Proposal
“…In honour of Indo-Pan African partnership our Government has
decided to provide seamless and integrated satellite, fiber-optic and
wireless network connecting 53 African countries for Teleeducation, Tele-medicine and e-services. This will connect 5
Universities, 53 Learning centres, 10 Super specialty hospitals and
53 Patient-end locations in rural areas… Pan-African Parliament
can form task teams for the speedy and smooth implementation of
the program. We can jointly work together…”
His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
The President of India
During the inaugural session of the Second PAN-African
Parliament session of AU on 16 Sept 2004
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SCOPE of PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK
1. 53 PAN-African countries are to be connected through Satellite,
Fiber optics links.
2. The network will primarily provide
a. tele-education, tele-medicine
b. Internet, videoconferencing and VOIP services and
c. Supports e-governance, e-commerce, infotainment, resource
mapping and meteorological services Connectivity.
3. Heads of States Connectivity - Internet, VOIP and
videoconferencing.
4. $50 Million budget for its installation, initial operation and
maintenance for 3 years.
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PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK – Overall Architecture
VSAT
Network
53 Heads of States Network
Voice Over IP
Video Conference
Internet
HUB
Tele-Education
53 Learning
Centers
5 Universities
(3+2)
10 SSHs
(7+3)
Tele-Medicine
53 Remote Hospitals
Common Outbound
1 mbps (Broadcast)
(128+384) kbps (Return bandwidth)
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SCOPE of PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK
• It is proposed that out of 53 telemedicine terminals, 43 are fixed terminals installed in
Remote Hospital and 10 are mobile terminals installed in mobile vans.
• 10 Super Specialty Hospitals will have the capability to provide the Continuing Medical
Education (CME).
• 5 Tele-education studio’s with post production setup, Non-linear editing facility at each of
the universities and the appropriate Data centers.
• The network is designed to have 169 terminals and a central hub to deliver the services
mentioned above.
• Use of INTELSAT/Other till INSAT capacity is available through RASCOM
• The Pan-African Hub will be linked with Indian Universities and Super Speciality Hospitals
through Under-Sea Cable (Fiber Optics).
• The probable countries that have technical merits for establishing VSAT hub are Ethiopia,
Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Botswana.
• Will be operational by 3rd Quarter of 2006
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PAN African - Heads of States Network
INTELSAT 904 – 60degree/
RASCOM Satellite
• HEADS of STATES
NETWORK
• Connecting 53 countries
Heads of the state and
national parliament
• VSAT based connectivity
Univers
ity
• Enables Virtual Meeting
and discussion
• Collaboration
Univers
ity
• Secured File sharing
leading to e-governance
• VOIP Network
• Multimedia interaction
Univers
ity
HUB Station
PAN Africa
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PAN African - Tele-Education Network – Overall Architecture
INTELSAT 904 – 60degree
INSAT 3A
Univers
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Univers
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VSAT Hub at Selected
PAN-African Country
Three African
Universities
connected to HUB
through 2 mbps
broadband/VSAT
53 VSAT based
Remote Virtual Class
Rooms in 53
Countries
Univers
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Univers
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Univers
ity
HUB Station
PAN Africa
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HUB Station
Ahamedabad
India
ISRO Hub at
Ahamedabad
Two Universities
connected to ISRO
through 2 mbps
broadband
PAN African - Tele-Education
CONNETIVITY
Satellite, Broadband, Wireless Communication
Provides a highway for reaching Quality Education to all
Tele-Education Delivery System
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Universal Tele-education System • Digital Library integration
• Content management
Multi-Class Environment
Seamless – two way connectivity • Internet Resource availability
• Remote Virtual Classroom
Synchronized multi-media
• Cost effective Connectivity
delivery
Collaborative environment
A remote teacher can become a teacher to all remote Virtual Classrooms
Unique, Innovative and Creative Content and assimilation through animation
Lectures
Laboratory
Library
Books
Quality Content Generation
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Internet
PAN African - Tele-Education Network
Tele-Education Delivery System
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University Studio
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5 Universities
53 remote Virtual
Classrooms
Easily scalable
Internet
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Remote Class / Teacher
Remote Class / Teacher
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Remote Class / Teacher
PAN African - Tele-Education Network Architecture requirement
INTELSAT 904 – 60degree
Africa University
Studio /Data Centre
Indian
University
INSAT
3A
Studio /Data Centre
Univers
ity
Africa University
Studio /Data Centre
Univers
ity
Return bandwidth From
53 Remote VSATs each
Min 384 kbps – Max 512 kbps
Min 4 simultaneous link at a time
Unicast /Multicast support
Univers
ity
Univers
ity
HUB Station
Bangalore
India
Indian University
Studio /Data Centre
Africa University
Studio /Data Centre
Univers
ity
HUB Station
PAN Africa
Uplink bandwidth From HUB
Min 5 mbps – Max 10 mbps
Broadcast /Multicast
DVB/IP
53 PAN-African Countries will be connected
through VSAT Terminals in one identified location
per country for setting up Remote Class Rooms
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PAN African - Tele-Education Network – Studio Configuration (Teacher End)
Internet
Tele-Education System
University Studio
Teacher PC
Tele-Education System
Data Centre
Data
Tele-Education Server
(Tele-Education/ Content
Management/ Digital Library Server
Software)
Web Server/ Application Server/ Data base Server
Clustered /Load balanced
Audio Mixer
Video Switcher
SAN S/W
PP/NLE
Video
NAS G/W
SAN
Storage
Backup
Library
PAN African - Tele-Education Network – Remote Classroom Configuration
Student End
VSAT based Remote
Class Room Configuration
INTELSAT 904 – 60degree
Univers
ity
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Univers
ity
Remote Class rooms are connected
through VSAT for each PAN-African
Countries
Univers
ity
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VSAT/IDU/ODU – 2.4 mtr C-band
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Switch/ Personal Computer
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Web Camera/ DVCAM
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Video Capture Card
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Wire Less Mike, External Speaker
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LCD Projector
HUB Station
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Remote Class Room – TelePAN Africa
Education Software
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384 kbps – 512 kbps return
bandwidth
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PAN African Network – Tele-Education ( Data Centre and Remote Configuration)
53 Remote Virtual
Classrooms in
53 PAN African
Countries each
Remote 1
Internet
Central
HUB
Router
MODEM
Fiber
Cable
10/100/1000 S/W
Router
Remote 2
Web Server
Cluster
Application
Server cluster
DB
Server
Remote . . N
SAN S/W
NAS
Gateway
1 TB
SAN
Storage
1 TB
File Storage
Block I/O
University DATA Center
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PAN African Network – Digital Library
Tele-Education System
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Virtual University - Through Universal Tele-Education
Central HUB of all
Universities
CORE COMPETENCE
• Universities
• Coordinate
• Other Institutions
• International
Institutions
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• Identification of Experts
• Content Development
• Content Generation
• Content Workflow
• Content Deployment
• Delivery through
• e-Learning
• Tele-Education
•Digital Library
Organize
Schedule
Broadcast
Manage
Maintain
Infrastructure - Storage
Delivery through
•E-learning
•Tele-education
VSAT for Remote
Access, BROADBAND
FIBRE OPTICS to
to connect major cities
WIRELESS for Last mile
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Remote Class rooms
Online Tele-Education
• Virtual Interaction
• Live sessions
• Effective Two way
communication
• Synchronized
Multimedia
• Collaboration
Beneficiaries
• Affiliated Colleges
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Study Centres
Learning centres
Individual Students
Village Panchayat
Knowledge Centres
PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK (Satellite, Fiber Optics and Wireless)
TELE-MEDICINE
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Fiber - Backbone
VSAT - for Remote access
Wireless - for Last mile
Super specialty hospitals
Pan-African
VSAT Hub
Patient end hospitals
10 (3 India +7 Africa) Super specialty Hospitals in the Cites; 53 Rural Health Centers
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TELEMEDICINE VIA SATELLITE
Reaching the un-reached
Remote
Hospitals
Extension education
for Doctors in
rural/remote areas
Super Speciality
Hospital
Video Conferencing
Cardiology
Pathology
Video Conferencing
AMBULANCE
Rural/
Remote/ Inaccessible
Panel of Doctors
A typical Telemedicine Centre in operation
in Southern India
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TELEMEDICINE Station in India
Video-Conferencing Unit
Tele-Medicine Unit
A typical Telemedicine Centre in operation
in Southern India
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TELE-MEDICINE Configuration
Patient-End Configuration
Printer
Multimedia
Computer
Other Medical
Devices
C Band Antenna and
ODU
12 Lead
ECG
VSAT IDU
(IP Based)
UPS
VOIP phone
LAN Switch
IP Based
Videoconferencing
Equipment
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Video
Screen/Projector
for CME
TELE-MEDICINE Configuration
Doctor-End Configuration
C Band Antenna and
ODU
Multimedia Computer
IP Based
Videoconferencing
Equipment
LAN Switch
VSAT IDU
(IP Based)
VOIP phone
UPS
CME
Facility
Telemedicine Server
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TELE-MEDICINE Configuration
CME Configuration
TV Monitor
2.4m/3.8 m Antenna
& ODU
VSAT Modem
LCD Projector
A
V
Video Camera
(Common for
TM & CME)
Microphone
2 Nos
M
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Ethernet
Switch
Telemedicine
Computer
Document
Camera
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PAN-AFRICAN e-NETWORK - Status
1.
India Submitted its proposal to African Union by MAY 2005
2.
African Union has constituted a Technical Committee to study, review and suggest
during 20-22 JUL 2005
3.
AU Technical Committee consists of 21 organisations from AU and other world wide
institutions such as AU, WHO, ATU, ITU, AVU, NEPAD, RASCOM, URTNA, UEMOA, INTIF,
PAPU, ECCAS, IGAD, CONESSA, ADB, CTO, WHO etc had detailed deliberation with the
representatives from the Government of India (Ministry of External Affairs, President’s
Office, ISRO, TCIL and IGNOU).
4.
AU Technical committee recommended for the projects adoption.
5.
In its recommendation to AU, the committee observed that Government of India has
provided a great proposal which is in line with the mission and objectives of the African
Union and provides tremendous potential for achieving the MDG (Millennium
Development Goals) through the use of innovative ICT.
6.
Signing of MOU between AU and India is in process and it is expected to be completed
by OCT 2005 and then the project starts and will be completed with in 12 months time.
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