CaribNOG Seventh Regional Meeting
The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will host its 7th Regional Meeting from April 28 to May 2, 2014 at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. CaribNOG 7 will be hosted by our premier partner, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica (NTRC).
A key objective of CaribNOG is to better position the Caribbean to address critical technology challenges and issues and to collaboratively derive relevant solutions.
CaribNOG 7 is expected to draw industry experts from across the region and beyond. The event is expected to attract expert facilitators and participants from Jamaica, Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America. The international nature of gathering affords Dominica a unique opportunity to showcase its culture, capacity and technology prowess to the world.
Partners and Sponsors
CaribNOG is a non-profit, engineering, educational, and operational forum for coordination of network operations in the Caribbean region. CaribNOG 7 is being coordinated with the support of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Packet Clearing House (PCH), the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica (NTRC).
CaribNOG 6 Belize
The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) hosted its sixth regional meeting from 23-27 September 2013 in Belize City, Belize.
This sixth event, the second of CaribNOG's semi-annual regional meetings this year, comes on the heels of a very successful CaribNOG 5, which was held in Barbados in April. CaribNOG has been steadily building its reputation as an influential forum where network technicians and technology professionals share experiences and participate in expert-led, high-tech training exercises and hands-on technical workshops.
CARIBNOG 6 QUICK LINKS
How IXP Proliferation Strengthens the Domestic Internet Economy
The complex arrangements that have evolved to support the flow of traffic on the Internet remain a mystery to many. At the center is a simple facility, with a very significant role – the Internet exchange point – the bandwidth factory of the Internet and a cornerstone in the foundation of the Internet economy. Those countries coming into an understanding of this foundation are the ones positioning themselves to take advantage of it. Such countries are also the ones with the best chance of securing their digital future.
Global efforts to address the problem of the depleting pool of numbers used to identify resources connected to the Internet have reached Caribbean shores. Across the world, adopting the next-generation Internet standard, known as IPv6, is no longer seen as an option but as an imperative. Calls for the Caribbean to wake up and address the need to update the region’s computer networks are growing louder and more frequent. But the question remains, is anyone listening?