Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

1. Introduction

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that conducts research and development in the advanced fields of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Microelectronics. ASTI manages and operates the Philippine Research, Education, and Government Information Network (PREGINET), which is the Philippines' only National Research and Education Network (NREN).

PREGINET interconnects academic, research and government institutions in the Philippines and was envisioned to be a catalyst for collaborative research and development among government, academic, and research & development (R&D) institutions. PREGINET aims to advance the development of next-generation technologies, applications and services with the aim of sharing, transferring and making these technologies accessible to PREGINET partners on areas such as distance education, agriculture, bioinformatics, telehealth, disaster management, and networking technologies. PREGINET has links to international R&E networks such as
the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), the Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AI3), and the Trans-Eurasia Information
Network 2 (TEIN 2).

In its seven years of implementation, PREGINET has established and made operational 16 regional access points in most regions of the country. It has captured a significant niche in the R&E community with more than 80 partners comprising of government, academic, and R&D institutions.

For more information, please go to

ASTI Bldg, 3rd Floor, C.P. Garcia Ave., UP Diliman,
Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone no.: +63 2 426-9755; +63 2 927-3502/2541 local 1404/1405/1406
Fax no.: +63 2 925-8598
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Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Republic of the Philippines

2. Network situation

ASTI uses 10Mbps commodity internet via local telco . And 6Mbps APAN link that was upgraded to 155Mbps by December 2005 for TEIN2 connectivity. We use 512Kbps for AI3 link .



3. Classroom environment

In ASTI, we reserve a room all through the year to be used as SOI Asia lecturer studio. We put a rack to accomodate network and audio/video equipments. This studio works for both receiving lectures and classroom for realtime class.We use the following applications to receive the lectures :

  • RPT
  • Windows Media Stream
  • Kvirc
  • BBS


Lecture environment

  • 3 ceiling mounted projectors for a wide screen view of SOI lectures
  • 2 ceiling mounted video cameras . Surround sound system