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

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

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

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