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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

Sri Lanka Telecom hosts largest South Asian Networking Conference in Colombo

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 26 January, ( Premier communications provider, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has hosted the Largest Networking Conference in South Asia - SANOG from 23rd to 24th January at the Trans Asia Hotel with over 200 local participants and 60 foreign participants.

The theme of the plenary session was 'Network design and planning - art or science'. Session one included topics under the theme of Network Operation, such as Service providers network design in South Asia and Transit, peering, IXP and network operations, while session two consisted areas under the theme of application comprising subjects such as sophistication in denial of service attacks conventional brute force vs low rate tactical flooding and combating SPAM using SPF Greylisting. Te regional updates featured in session three with topics such as IPv6 pilot and test bed in Pakis tan and Routing Table updates were also discussed.

Making the inaugural address at the first Session of the Conference, Shoji Takahashi, CEO, SLT said that SLT has taken an initiative in Sri Lanka to enhance modern ICT network infrastructure throughout the country to provide an integrated services instead of simple network service to meet requirements of the customers, which has been getting more complicated.

He said that Sri Lanka’s core network consists of IP-MPLS with optical fibre rings, which is capable of handling gigantic volumes of data transport service and their international connectivity is well positioned to transfer data at the speeds of terabyte per second. SLT is in the process to evolve their core network to an NGN, Next Generation Network. Their access network is expanding at an unprecedented growth rate enabling broadband and wireless access.

Takahashi said that they as the country’s leading communications service provider have already taken initiatives to implement business convergence amongst Fixed, Mobile and Internet Services.

He hoped that SANOG IX would provide data operators in the South Asia region which covers Afghanistan,Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with an opportunity to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest as well as new products.

The panel speakers included leading consultants, trainers and policy makers of international repute such as Dr Vishal Sharma of Metonia Inc, Dr Philip Smith of Cisco, Bill Woodcock, Research Director, Packet Clearing House; Champika Wijayatunga, Senior Trainer; Cecil Goldstein, Training Manager and Amante Alvaran, Trainer of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre among others.

- Asian Tribune -

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