No Cloud, No Rain: Cloud Computing Critical To Region’s Digital Economy

Bevil Wooding, IWSM IXP Panel

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The digital architects of the region’s digital future are actively

Caribbean Faces Serious Cyber Security Threats

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Keep it secret. And make sure it’s safe. Don’t use your real name, your birth date, or any single word. Instead, try a short phrase that includes some numerals and even some punctuation. Devising secure passwords for your online accounts and your family’s Internet-connected devices is simple enough, if you

ICANN backs Caribbean technology development

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—A global Internet giant is partnering with a Caribbean-based group to advance regional technology development. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is joining forces with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) to build the capacity of the region’s technical community. ICANN coordinates the Internet’s system of unique

The Caribbean needs a stronger, deeper regional technical community

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Even with its minor geographical footprint, the Caribbean has a major appetite for the Internet. More and more, Caribbean citizens are reflexively heading online to do their everyday essentials. In order to keep pace with that digital predilection, the modest community managing the region’s networks has to keep

Caribbean Dividends from Digital Switchover

A shift from analog to digital television broadcast in the Caribbean could be a big boost for local content creators looking to produce and distribute original programs. Free, analog, over-the-air television broadcasting has already been replaced by digital television transmission is several parts of the world. The process, commonly referred to

Making the Most of Caribbean Spectrum

Caribbean countries have found an interesting way to extract value from one shared, invisible commodity. The valuable resource is known to telecommunication industry insiders as spectrum. That’s the simple term for the complex range of electromagnetic frequencies used to transmit sound, video or data over the airwaves. Spectrum is vital to everyday

Belize Builds its Digital Dreams

Local IXP Seen as the Launch Pad for Developing Local Technical Capacity   HAVANA, Cuba—Errol Cattouse is a man on a mission. He's the Chief Operating Officer of Centaur Cable and the newly appointed chairman of Belize’s internet exchange point. Launched in Belize City on April 27, the exchange point is seen as a

Sint Maarten to host CaribNOG 12

Sint Maarten will host the twelfth meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from October 24 to 26. CaribNOG is the Caribbean's first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. The three-day gathering is part of a larger event called Internet Week SX, which continues until October 28. The Internet