Network Engineer & Trainer, Network Startup Resource Center
Jonathan began his Internet career working for an ISP in Lawrence, Kansas in 1995. He spent much of the last decade building an open access wireless carrier in New Zealand.
Today he is a consulting engineer to a wide variety of organisations in the Asia Pacific region. He has researched and written about dynamic spectrum and TV whitespace, Internet of Things technologies, and Internet Affordability. Since 2013 he has worked with the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on training and engineering assistance programs in dynamic spectrum, wireless sensor networks, network monitoring and management, network security, and campus network design.
Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable - Connecting the Lands of Plenty!
Monday, 18 January 2016
When is it faster to hop on a satellite link than it is to take a subsea fibre route? When is sneaker-net faster faster than ftp between two networks in the same city? Answer to both: when you're a small island in the Pacific.
This ISIF.asia funded project explores the internet uptake, connectivity, and interconnectivity of a number of island nations in the Pacific. Physical links including submarine fibre cables and satellite networks are discussed, a physical distance to latency indicator is introduced, and provider networks are evaluated for latency.