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

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

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 Free, analog, over-the-air television broadcasting has already been replaced by digital television transmission is several parts of the world.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

Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to The Caribbean

Facebook, Google, Akamai coming for CarPIF 2 For the Caribbean, building better telecommunications and stronger economies comes down to human relationships, as a group of Internet industry heavyweights from across the region and around the world gather in Curacao for the second annual Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum.   Much ink has been spilt and many hands wrung

CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica

Regional Tech Community Gathers in Montego Bay Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the regional technology arena. Today, its

Trinidad to host High-Level Regional Technology Meeting

High debt, low growth and limited resilience to stocks are among several significant vulnerabilities facing Caribbean countries. When senior government technocrats come together in Port of Spain this week, they will be searching for innovative or even unconventional approaches to addressing those and other serious issues. Called the Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, the meeting will focus on technology-related

LACNIC, CaribNOG partner for regional technology development

The concept that Caribbean minds are best placed to solve Caribbean problems is hardly novel. But the idea is drawing new life from an unlikely source. The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) is an independent, volunteer-based community of network operators, telecommunications regulators, Internet service providers, special interest groups, government representatives and academics who come together regularly

Jamaica to host CaribNOG regional technology conference

BELIZE CITY, Belize—Montego Bay, Jamaica will host the next regional gathering of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from April 19 to 24, 2016. Stephen Lee, Programme Director of CaribNOG, made the announcement at its tenth regional meeting in Belize City. “Jamaica is the perfect location for CaribNOG 11 because of its

Curacao to host second Caribbean Internet Peering Forum

Curacao will host the Caribbean’s second regional Internet Peering Forum from June 8 to 9, 2016. Called CarPIF2, the upcoming meeting will bring together Internet service providers, Internet exchange points, telecommunications regulators and infrastructure providers for two days of in-depth talks on regional ICT development-related issues. Several major Internet and telecommunications industry