21st-25th August 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Official Website: https://apan56.apan.net/
Hosted by LEARN
The Lanka Education And Research Network is the NREN (National Research and Education Network) of Sri Lanka, which interconnects Educational and Research institutions across the country and provides network-related services to them.
A National Research and Education Network (NREN) is usually a specialized Internet Service Provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country, distinguished by support for a high-speed backbone network, often offering dedicated channels for individual research projects.
We currently interconnect all of the UGC funded state universities, a number of public universities under other ministries, the University Grants Commission, the Ministry of Higher Education, and a number of national research institutions including the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Our network is an advanced network supporting IPv6 and multicast. It currently includes optical fiber links ranging from 2Gbps to 10Mbps to most campuses.
At present, our international connectivity bandwidth is 20 Gbps, including 3Gbps to academic networks that connect the academic/research Internet through the TEIN4 network, SingAREN to Internet2, and NKN.
We also have direct connections to SchoolNet, the network connecting secondary schools, and the Local Government Network (LGN), the network connecting government institutions in Sri Lanka.