Session: The role of Internet Exchange Points in creating Internet capacity and bringing autonomy to developing nations

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
The main themes to be covered in this workshop are: an explanation of how Internet bandwidth, the capacity to route Internet traffic, is produced within Internet exchange points, an overview of the distribution of Internet exchange points globally, and discussion of the role of Internet exchange points in making developing regions autonomous from the draining expense of international telecommunications carriage. The creation of an Internet exchange point is the single most economically-empowering decision that the Internet community within any region can make, and the one which will most secure their future as an independent and viable center of local content and online community.

From twitter...


sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

RT @Njiraini: Nonprofit model works well for IXPs however model choosen depends on constituency/members #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

mem_tweet (Magnus Sandberg)

RT @nnimpuno: Michui Mwangi (ISOC): "Setting up an #IXP is 80% social engineering, 20% tech engineering" #IGF11 #555 #IGF

2 years 46 weeks ago

bijalsanghani (Bijal Sanghani)

Anyone know if w/shop #555 Role of IXPs in Creating Internet capacity and Bringing Autonomy to Developing Nations was being recorded? #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Njiraini (Mwende Njiraini)

KIXP only IXP licensed in the world -this is equivalent licensing a switch! #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @Njiraini: Nonprofit model works well for IXPs however model choosen depends on constituency/members #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Njiraini (Mwende Njiraini)

Nonprofit model works well for IXPs however model choosen depends on constituency/members #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Njiraini (Mwende Njiraini)

Political network topology in franco-phone African countries necessary therefore sell longtime benefits to providers & govt #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Njiraini (Mwende Njiraini)

Policy makers get interested in IXPs when critical govt services depend on the existence, reliability of IXP #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

paulitrix (p8ul1tr3x )

RT @Njiraini: Value of IXP generated in hosting network time servers, root servers and caches #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Njiraini (Mwende Njiraini)

Value of IXP generated in hosting network time servers, root servers and caches #ws555 #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago