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  • Successful Strategies for Building and Growing IXPs 15/06/2021
    Insights from a comparative study launched today To bring faster, affordable, and resilient connectivity to people, local Internet stakeholders often turn to Internet exchange points (IXPs). They’re a critical digital infrastructure where networks come together to connect and exchange Internet traffic. IXPs help keep domestic Internet traffic local, reducing transit costs, lag time, and providing […]
  • The Week in Internet News: Twitter Deletes Tweet, Nigeria Bans the Whole Platform 14/06/2021
    No more tweets: After Twitter removed a tweet by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government there banned the platform, at least temporarily, because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,” DW.com reports. Some Nigerians are tweeting anyway, but they risk arrest for doing so, […]
  • In Central Asia: Experts Discuss Opportunities to Grow IXPs 11/06/2021
    When the Internet Society, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific examined the regional digital economy of Central Asia in 2015, it recommended investing in the development of Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) to drive down connectivity costs and enable more people to connect on the […]
  • Supporting IXPs in Asia-Pacific: New Partnership with the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association 10/06/2021
    The Internet Society and the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) commit to work together to support communities that build the Internet and improve digital infrastructure in the region. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, average international Internet traffic increased by 48%, putting an unprecedented strain on the Internet. The trend was the same […]
  • Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption 09/06/2021
    In late 2020, as Portugal prepared to take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the Internet Society’s Portugal Chapter began ramping up its advocacy against worrying new plans to create encryption backdoors. The Council of the European Union, in a resolution in November 2020, and the European Commission (EC), in a […]
  • The Week in Internet News: Yet Another Ransomware Attack 07/06/2021
    Where’s the beef? Cybercriminals, likely from Russia, shut down a Brazilian meatpacker’s operation for a couple of days using ransomware, Reuters reports. The attack on JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, came just weeks after ransomware, also likely from Russia, shut down the Colonial Pipeline in the U.S. for several days. The U.S. FBI blamed the […]
  • Spotlight on the Kenya Education Network, an Africa Peering Community Champion 03/06/2021
    The Kenya Education Network (KENET) supports communities that build Internet infrastructure in Kenya. For nearly a decade, KENET has been working with the Internet Society to grow capacity of higher education campuses, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions, and young engineers. They peer at the Kenya Internet Exchange Point, and they’ve also been […]
  • Four New IXPs Take off in Central America and the Caribbean 03/06/2021
    According to the global IXP Database, as of January 2021, of the 630 registered Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), 229 are in Europe, 126 in North America, 140 in Asia-Pacific, 96 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and 39 in Africa. Although the LAC region is second-last on the list, there has been a strong […]
  • Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut: On Connecting with Communities 02/06/2021
    Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut is defined by many firsts. She is well known for being the first Thai to establish email connection to the world. She was among the pioneers to establish Thailand’s research and education network. She registered the .th domain name, conducted Thailand’s first TV White Spaces trial, and started the first open and […]
  • The Opportunity Your Future Needs: How I Helped Build the Internet and My Career 02/06/2021
    Have you ever wondered how you can change the course of the Internet? Do you want to share your ideas about how to keep the Internet secure, trusted, and a force for good with leading technology companies, government officials, and expert leaders? Are you ready to transform your career and master your leadership skills through […]