Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2019, Page: 5-13
Architecture of an Education and Research Network: Case of TogoRER
Eyouléki Tcheyi Gnadi Palanga, Research Team in Engineering Sciences, National School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Koffi Sagna, Laboratory on Solar Energy, Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Koffi Mawugno Kodjo, Research Team in Engineering Sciences, National School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Abalo Mazoudom Kondo-Adi, Research Team in Engineering Sciences, National School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Koffi-Sa Bédja, Research Team in Engineering Sciences, National School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Received: Nov. 2, 2018;       Accepted: Nov. 21, 2018;       Published: Apr. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20190801.12      View  359      Downloads  73
Abstract
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have integrated all fields of activity today with a real effect on research and education. Thus, this has led the education and research community to build a global network of standards to take full advantage of the related benefits. Indeed, to propose an architecture of a solid education and research network especially for our country is to give a preliminary basis that would help in an efficient realization when our governments decide to support the creation of a national research and education network to stimulate the research. It is in this perspective that the education and research networks (RERs) have emerged. Through a study on the level of Internet coverage of the different public and private structures of higher education and research, based on national data collections and revealing a lack of adequate bandwidth, our investigations allowed to define a network architecture that can be implemented for the needs of education and research in Togo. This allows researchers, teachers and students to share information online, quickly and reliably. Its users are thus able to cooperate more effectively and have easier access to the best available resources. For this study, which concerns the case of Togo, the objective of this paper is to define and implement a better architecture of Togo's education and research network (TogoRER), which will be interconnected to the education and research network of West and Central Africa (WACREN) according to the national technical realities while drawing on the experience of certain countries, hence the problematic of this theme.
Keywords
TogoRER, Commercial Internet, Optical Fiber, Networks, Architecture, NREN, NOC
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Eyouléki Tcheyi Gnadi Palanga, Koffi Sagna, Koffi Mawugno Kodjo, Abalo Mazoudom Kondo-Adi, Koffi-Sa Bédja, Architecture of an Education and Research Network: Case of TogoRER, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 5-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20190801.12
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