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Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 13:26:36 +0900
From: Chris Fok
To: Karl Kurien
Subject: RE: A brief technical description of networking in Palau
> 1) what is the total international bandwidth to the public Internet,
> available in Palau today ?
192 kbs -- expanding to 512 kbs -- ASAP
> 2) Who are the main upstream providers and where does Palau establish
> its POP on the public Internet ?
Sprint is the current backbone provider. Adding AT&T to supply diversity
> 3) What are the bandwidths/types of circuit(s) available ?
33.6 dial up (48 ports)
ISDN (16 ports)
HDSL (throttled at 64 kbs) 32 ports
> 4) Do you expect the existing connections to reach capacity on the
We are reducing our rates by 65% and expect rapid growth of internet to
continue. We presently have internet 1000 accounts, We have 7,000 total
telephones in the country. We have been growing (total new accounts) at
about 5 to 10% per month. With the rate reduction we expect usage to
increase at least in proportion to the rate reduction. We are completely
replacing our analog Remote Access Server (USR Total Control Modems with a
Computone Access Server) with two Cisco AS5300 RAS each equipped with 96 PRI
modems expandable 192.
The major barrier to growth is the very high cost of intentional satellite