Red Cientifica Peruana

From: (Jose Soriano)
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 13:50:09 +0000 (GMT)

                    Global Networking Survey
 Section 1:  Coordinates
 Name of the network : RED CIENTIFICA PERUANA
 Contact person/point:   Jose Soriano   
                	- Red Cientifica Peruana 
 Postal address
 Av. Alonso de la Molina 1698 
- Monterrico 
- Lima 
- Peru
 Telephone Number
- TE: ( 51 -14) 36 89 89 anexo 527 / 
 Fax Number
- fax:  36 40 67
 e-mail address
 Section 2:  Network
 1.  Scope of the network (check all that apply)
         Academic                [X]
         General Research        [X]
         Government              [X]
         NGO                     [X]
         Commercial              [X]
         Special Interest Group  [X]      Specify Schools, BBS, Lybrarians...
         Other                   []      Specify________
 2.  Description
        Operating since         1991 
        Registered users        7,716
        Active users            6,900 (connected at least once a
                                       month during the last 3 months)
 3.  Approximately, what percent of your users would you estimate as being
        _____ University and research faculty staff
        _____ University students
        _____ Government employees
        _____ Commercial employees
        _____ NGO employees
        _____ Employees of International organizations, e.g., 
               (UNESCO, PNUD, OAS, IADB, and World Bank)
        _____ Other   ______________________
 4.  Do you charge for services     Yes [X]  No []
        If Yes, specify charging methods (check all that apply)
                X    Free to end users                         
                X    Fixed charges to end users ( in RCP hosts )
                ____ Variable (usage-based) charge to end users
                ____ Free to end institutions (such as a university)
                X    Fixed charged to institutions
                ____ Variable (usage-based) charge to institutions
 5.  What is the approximate annual budget for your network 
     connection and/or information center?    1994  -   360.000 USA$
                                              1995  -   980.000 USA$ 
 6.  Of that budget, approximately what percent is used for
          *   communication equipment
          *   computer equipment
        17.0  communication charges
        57.4  technical staff : and support are in the same budget of
               22 peoples.
        17.0  management staff: We make subcontratation of outside
                                services of accounting and finantial
                                 consulting companies.
        ____  support staff
        17.0  facilities
          *   software
         0.6  overhead
         2.8  other Trips, subscriptions, etc..

 *  This are different accounts for us. The * means 53.6 percent of
    investements for 1995.

 7.  Type(s) of connection(s) or gateway(s) out of your country
        X     IP
        _____ UUCP
        _____ Fidonet
        _____ Bitnet
        _____ Other _______________________
 8.  Communication links(s) out of your country (for each link)
        Speed                   128 K
        Leased or switched      Leased
        Vendor                  PANAMSAT 
        Where do you connect?   NSF BACKBONE

 9.  Approximately, what percent of your users have

We are not talking about end-users but about institutional networks
in this case. 

        65   e-mail only
        10   dial-in access to a command line account on a host
        10   dial-in SLIP/PPP connectivity
        5    full-time IP connectivity
 10. Approximately, what percent of hosts on your network run
        ____ an FTP server
        ____ a WWW (http) server
        ____ a Gopher server
        ____ a list server
        ____ a news server
        ____ a dial-up bulletin board
        ____ a library catalogue
 11. Of the hosts of your network, what of each type?
        X    Personal computers running DOS
        X    Personal computers running Microsoft Windows
        X    Personal computers running Unix
        ____ Personal computers running Mac OS
        X    Unix workstations
        ____ Other workstations
        X    Unix minicomputers
        ____ Other minicomputers
        ____ Unix mainframes
        ____ Other mainframes
        X    Other IPX ( Novell networks )
 12. Approximately, what percent of the hosts in your network communicate via
         9   IP
        91   UUCP
        ____ Fido
        ____ Bitnet
        ____ Other ________________
 Section 3:  Help-desk and user support
 1.  Is there a help-desk or other central point for queries?  Yes [X] No []
        Postal address
Av Larco 770
Lima 18 - Miraflores

        Telephone number : (51 14 ) 45 51 68
        e-mail address
 2.  Is a general user guide available?  Yes [X]   No []
        Paper   [X]      Electronic [X]
 3.  User group support activities
        Describe here activities to support user groups in using the network.
All the staff support end-users and are trained for this. For us this is
the key of our work. We have a specialiced group of our team dedicately
exclusively to give support and trainning to institutios ( networks ) or
end users. We make manuals and translation of information about Internet to
spanish ( also software ).

 4.  Training activities and workshops
        Describe here activities to train and inform user support staff.
We open a public kiosque. In there we give training free courses all days
from 9 AM to 9 PM. This courses are from use of Internet to how to build an
campus network. The courses are free or very cheap that depends of
complexitie ( UNIX, IP, etc ) have a little charge ( 10 USA$ for person) to
pay expenses.
	We give hands-on training and also conferences in this place or in
the universities, ngo's, schools, entreprises, etc...

 5.  Other activities
        Describe here any other activities on your network you consider
        relevant.  Comments (plans, etc.) 

National and regional backbones. National Postmaster annual metting.
Lima workshop of "Escuela latinoamericana de redes".

 Section 4:  Success stories
 Could you give some examples of users or applications which best
 illustrate the value of your network?
interest group lists ( 51 )

Jose Soriano - Red Cientifica Peruana - e-mail Av. Alonso de la Molina 1698 Monterrico - Lima - Peru TE ( 51 -14) 36 89 89 anexo 527 / fax: 36 40 67
Frente a las igualmente invalidas posiciones del optimismo y del pesimismo solo cabe la incertidumbre!!!