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

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

Caribbean Internet Governance Events in Focus Next Week

In Part I A Banner Year for Caribbean Internet Governance? Yep! I took time to provide an overview of Internet Governance (IG) and the IG activities occurring within the Caribbean region during the course of this year. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) (Tunis Agenda 2005) defines Internet governance

#ICYMI: Top Caribbean Tech News Stories To Know Today

CARIBBEAN TECH EVENTS COMING UP   Kingstoon Animation & Film Festival The Caribbean’s largest conference on animation. From Screenings to Seminars, Panels, Workshops and Master Classes. Date: March 12-13, 2016 Location: Kingston, Jamaica     Women in Energy Conference Jamaica This conference is designed to engage women who are involved in this important industry of energy to utilize their

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