CMM researchers analyzed potential of southern photon network for Magallanes and Chile

CMM researchers analyzed potential of southern photon network for Magallanes and Chile

On October 17th, the Government announced the results of the Southern Optic Fiber bidding. The project will provide high-speed internet to the southern zone of the country with a US$ 85-million state investment. Comunicación y Telefonía Rural (CTR) company and the Chinese Huawein Marine will build the trunk line between Magallanes and Los Lagos regions. The 3000-meter submarine cable will be in operations from 2020 and will unify simultaneous data transmission in Chile.

The investment is an opportunity for the southernmost region in the world. It will enhance researches on Ecology and Biodiversity in the sub Antarctic zone, as similar as the astronomical development succeed in the North before. This research will be key in a climate change context that impacts the territory, like in the recent Grey Glacier’s detachment, for instance.

This infrastructure’s potential was main topic at Jornada Tecnológica de Magallanes: nuevas oportunidades de desarrollo abiertas por la red fotónica de la fibra óptica. Universidad de Chile and Universidad de Magallanes organized the event where many spearkers come from Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM). At the Education and Health session, Patricio Felmer presented the Arpa project on Math Education. While, the Big Data session counted with talks by CMM director Alejandro Maass (Tara Magallanes), Alejandro Jofré (Optimization algorithms: logistics, engineering, and economy), and Ginés Guerrero (Big Data Processing and Modeling).

For Eduardo Vera, Foreing Affairs director at U. de Chile and Chief Innovation Officer at CMM, the new national photonic network “will make us to think in a different and radical way the Santiago-regions relation. Also, how we generate relations between our regions and the rest of the world:”

Among other features, Vera valued how the “CMM’s Big Data modeling and processing capacities for the most different disciplines could be offered to remote places connected to the network.”

For Felmer, who is working with the Magallanes Regional Government to define a professional development strategy for teachers, this meeting created a “strong connection with UMAG, since new opportunities to support the Education Schools, in general, and the Mathematics’ areas, in particular.”

Extracted from the original text at Universidad de Chile. Picture by Yan Boechat.

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Frontpage, News