Seeking Competitive Edge, Caribbean Firms Turn to Internet Technology

As dark clouds of uncertainty loom over the global economy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for Caribbean companies. But these days, a different kind of 'cloud' is creating fresh opportunities for regional businesses. For techies, the term 'cloud' is just a metaphor for the Internet. And the advent of Cloud

Belize to Host First National Cybersecurity Symposium

BELIZE CITY, Belize—In response to a growing incidence of cyber-threats, Belize will host its first national cyber security symposium from April 24 to 27. “We have observed a disturbing rise in threats to critical network infrastructure, corporate networks and personal data. These threats are growing more frequent, more sophisticated and more

Barbados to host CaribNOG 13

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At CaribNOG 13, we’re expecting a large turnout of network operators, telecommunications

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 Free, analog, over-the-air television broadcasting has already been replaced by digital television transmission is several parts of the world.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