Ivey Publishing
CERNET: Managing Internet Growth in China
Product Number:
9A98E001
Publication Date:
01/28/1998
Revised Date:
01/27/2010
Length:
13 pages
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
CERNET, the China Education and Research Network, is a not-for-profit, central government body formed to oversee the development and implementation of a university-based nation-wide Internet backbone. Fulfilling this mandate was well underway. CERNET was connected to 280 of China's 3,035 universities and colleges. Much work nonetheless remained. The case deals with managing the growth of the network from the perspective of the director of the Technical Board and Network Centre. Issues he had to contend with include hardware and bandwidth upgrades and installations, access, security, connectivity, costs, and tariffs. With over half the country's population not yet having made their first telephone call, these tasks proved daunting.
Issues:
Disciplines:
International,  Information Systems
Industries:
Information, Media & Telecommunications
Setting:
China, 1997
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (11 pages)
You Might Also Like...

Save In: