CaribNOG 12 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

CaribNOG and ICANN successfully hosted CaribNOG12 and the LAC-i Roadshow in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten from 24 to 26 October 2016 at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort.

CaribNOG and ICANN joined with LACNIC, ISOC and our hosts The Bureau Telecommunications and Post for “Internet Week Sint Maarten.” The week began with CaribNOG 12/ LAC-i Roadshow and was followed by “Sint Maarten On The Move” from 27 to 28th October 2016.

CaribNOG 12 is made possible with the kind support of our partners and sponsors: the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the Packet Clearing House (PCH), the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ArkiTechs Inc. and The BrightPath Foundation. 

CaribNOG12 drew industry experts from across the region and around the world to the beautiful island of Sint Maarten. “Sint Maarten On the Move” aims to foster dialogue with the local Internet community about the global Internet ecosystem, Internet resources and other related themes.

CaribNOG, LAC-i-Roadshow and “Sint Maarten On The Move” targeted, senior policy makers/government officials, regulators, IT professionals, university students, and technology journalists and bloggers as we addressed topics ranging from cloud computing, content delivery and peering, management of IP networks, IPv6, DNSSEC, Internet Exchange Points, RPKI, and cybersecurity.


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APRIL 28, 2016. BELIZE CITY—The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City on April 27 at the campus of the University of Belize.

The launch was the culmination of unprecedented collaboration between Belizean Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the highly competitive local telecommunication sector. The Belize Public Utilities Commission, the national regulator, facilitated the process, with support from regional and international agencies.