Renesys supports LIRNEasia’s terrestrial initiative

Posted on March 31, 2013  /  0 Comments

It’s certainly worth sharing and I am to be blamed for belated posting.

Douglas Madory is the Senior Research Engineer at Renesys Corporation, which is globally respected as the “Internet Intelligence Authority.” Doug closely watches how the Internet functions worldwide. Two months back he published the imperatives of terrestrial backup for the only submarine cable of Bangladesh. In the concluding paragraph titled, “Greater Terrestrial Connectivity in Asia” he wrote:

Abu Saeed Khan, the Senior Policy Fellow of LIRNEasia, helped persuade the government of Bangladesh to join the SMW4 consortium in 2002 and has been working ever since to increase Internet inter-connectivity all across South and Southeast Asia. For several years now, he has been advocating his concept called the Longest International Open-access Network (LION) which seeks to have Asian countries migrate from the submarine cables which currently connect them together to terrestrial links, leveraging the extensive international highway system already in existence. The Bangladesh-India link may be a first step towards that reality.

Read full text of Douglas Madory’s blogpost.

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