CaribNOG 2014 Regional Meetings Announced
CaribNOG is traveling to Dominica for CaribNOG 7! The Regional Meeting will take place on April 28-May 2, 2014 in Roseau, the capital city of the island nation. CaribNOG provides an excellent opportunity for network operators, businesses, governments, technology enthusiasts, and wider civil society to understand regional and global trends, and connect with peers from around the world.
Dominica, nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy its unspoiled natural beauty while remaining connected via one of the English-speaking Caribbean's newest Internet Exchange Points. CaribNOG 7 will be hosted by The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica (NTRC).
Dates for CaribNOG 8 have also been announced. The meeting is carded for October 27-31, 2014 in Willemstad, Curaçao.
Additional details of these meetings will be available shortly.
CaribNOG 6 Belize
The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) hosted its sixth regional meeting from 23-27 September 2013 in Belize City, Belize.
A key objective of CaribNOG is to better position the Caribbean to address critical technology challenges and issues and to collaboratively derive relevant solutions.
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?