Guadeloupe Moves to Set Up Internet Exchange Point

Developments in the Caribbean digital space are fuelling initiatives to strengthen the Internet infrastructure in the region. In Guadeloupe, a recent agreement among three Internet service providers has cleared the way for the island to establish its first Internet exchange point. Commonly called an IX or an IXP, an Internet exchange point is a critical […]

CaribNOG’s Stephen Lee announces 2019 calendar at NANOG 75

A community of volunteers, drawn from the stakeholders who design, maintain and safeguard the computer networks of the Caribbean, is actively partnering with like-minded professionals from other parts of the world to speed up the development of the Internet in the region.  The volunteer group is called CaribNOG—short for the Caribbean Network Operators Group—and they […]

ARIN launches initiative to strengthen computer networks in the Caribbean

A new initiative in the Caribbean is focusing on making the region’s computer networks better able to defend against to natural disasters and cyberattacks. The thrust is spearheaded by the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), a nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources in Canada, the United States and several countries […]

ARIN Backs Caribbean Hurricane Recovery Effort

Of all the problems unleashed by recent hurricanes, the failure of communications networks is one of the most worrying issues for Caribbean territories grappling with uphill recovery efforts.  Among the islands hardest hit are Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands, all of which are served by the American Registry for […]

Internet Week Guyana advances Caribbean tech development agenda

Around the world, the growing sophistication of cyber criminals is challenging the capacity of governments, businesses and individuals to defend themselves. Within the Caribbean, governments are forging strategic partnerships with regional actors like the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG), the region’s largest volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security […]

Caribbean Needs Stronger, Deeper Regional Technical Community

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 building serious capacity. “There has to be […]

Industry Experts “Optimistic” About Caribbean Technology Development

Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s technical community are triggering positive change in its technology landscape. Among the challenges faced by the […]

Internet exchange points critical to the Caribbean digital economy, says BVI minister

ROAD TOWN, BVI—Caribbean nations need to strengthen their Internet infrastructure if the region is to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the view expressed by Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) vice president Mark Vanterpool, speaking at the official launch of CTU’s ICT Week on September 29, 2015, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. […]

French Caribbean moves to establish stronger Internet

Internet users in theFrench Caribbean could soon be enjoyingbetter, more resilient Internet services. Internet stakeholders from the French Caribbean met in Guadeloupe this month for a workshop on Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), facilitated by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)and Packet Clearing House (PCH). It was the first such gathering ofFrench-speaking Caribbean representatives, focused on bettering […]

Barbados to host first-ever regional Internet peering forum

Google, Netflix to join Caribbean Internet service providers for historic gathering If you live in the Caribbean, you don’t need to be a computer expert to know that the region’s Internet services needto improve. If your connection falters so often that you’ve long since stopped calling customer service for redress, then you’ve got a pretty […]