Asi@Connect provides a dedicated regional high capacity and high quality Internet network for research and education collaboration in the Asia region and leverage the e-infrastructure developed for public service projects. It connects Asian researchers to each other and with their counterparts in Europe via direct links to the pan-European GÉANT network. Operating at speeds of up to 10 Gbps it currently connects twenty countries/economies in the Asia region.
Asi@Connect is the successor of the TEIN project, which started in 2001 with direct link between Korea and France, and has developed as the leading Asian regional R&E network through its project phases (TEIN1, TEIN2, TEIN3 and TEIN4). Asi@Connect aims for fulfilling a number of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through improved access to education and research resources. The project focus is on assistance to Least Developed Countries(LDCs) whilst also providing products and services applications to network users and promoting research collaboration in line with the SDGs.
The main activities:
The current project phase, Asi@Connect, is a 60-month project beginning 1 September 2016, which is jointly funded by the European Commission and participating Asian NRENs. Through a special contract with the EC, TEIN*CC manage the project. Korean Government, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, supports the project and TEIN*CC, and Seoul Metropolitan Government support TEIN*CC office providing the facilities and its management. Asi@Connect builds up on the example of regional research & education networks in other regions of the world:
|Start date:||1 Sep 2016|
|Total Budget:||€ 36.5 M|
|EC contribution:||€ 20.0 M|
|NREN contribution:||€ 16.5 M|
|24 Countries/economies||Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam|
|Co-funded||By the EU and participating Asian NRENs. The project receives funding from the European Unions under the grant contract ACA 2016/376-562(Asi@Connect)|