After St. Maarten, next CarPIF to Belize in 2018

From left: Organizer of the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF) Bevil Wooding; Executive Director, Packet Clearing House Bill Woodcock; Executive Director, Covela Foundation Rhea Yaw Ching and Caribbean Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, ICANN Albert Daniels at the third annual CarPIF meeting in St. Maarten earlier this month.

MAHO–Belize will host the fourth Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, known as CarPIF, on June 6 and 7, next year.

  The 2018 meeting dates were announced at CarPIF 3, which was held in St. Maarten on July 5 and 6. The two-day agenda featured interactive panel discussions, debates and open mic sessions.

  The 2018 meeting is expected to be the largest to date, according to organisers. Internet strategist with Packet Clearing House and Executive Director of the Caribbean Network Operators Group Bevil Wooding described the annual event as “a truly unique opportunity for players in the Caribbean’s Internet community to connect with peers and industry colleagues.”

  CarPIF is an initiative of the Internet Society, Packet Clearing House and the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Since its inception in 2015, the forum has brought together regional and international technology experts and telecommunications industry execs to discuss a range of topics related to Internet peering and interconnection trends, and their relevance to the Caribbean region.

  “International firms like Google, Facebook and Akamai have the opportunity to meet with decision makers from Caribbean internet service providers, digital content creators, regulators, government officials and other Internet entrepreneurs. Participants gain global insights on how the Caribbean can maximise the opportunities that can be derived through greater interconnection and peering,” Wooding said.

Source: The Daily Herald