What You Need to Know about LACNIC 25

28/04/2016

Thirteen years after its last event in Cuba, LACNIC is returning to Havana to celebrate the organization’s most important annual meeting of 2016: LACNIC 25.

More than five hundred professionals from around the region have confirmed their participation at the meeting, which will be held on 2-6 May in Havana and will focus on the need to deploy IPv6 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting will also focus on promoting connectivity in the countries of the region, particularly in those of the Caribbean, the area with the lowest Internet penetration rate (41.9%) in the entire LACNIC service region.

Highlights of the meeting will include a presentation by two of the world’s most noted experts on IPv6 issues, Tom Coffen and Latif Ladid. The event will also include a panel that will discuss various IPv6 deployment success stories in the region (Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica) with the participation of public sector actors.

A recent study by LACNIC and CAF has showed that Latin America and the Caribbean are faced with the challenge of evolving as Internet penetration continues to grow, particularly with the deployment of IPv6, as today IPv6 traffic represents more than 1% of total traffic in only four countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru), a fact needs to change substantially to allow deploying the Internet of Things (IoT).

The meeting in Cuba will also include a presentation by Inés Robles, an expert in ICTs and the development of the Internet of Things. Inés Robles will be part of a panel with Ana Torres (Wikimedia) and Ayanna Samuels.

For those interested in cybersecurity, an agreement will be presented that was recently signed between LACNIC and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, an international organization devoted to protecting end users against cyber attacks.

LACNIC 25 will also welcome the Peering Forum, a space that seeks to provide the opportunity for major ISPs, Content Providers and Internet Exchange Points of the region to discuss and negotiate transit and peering agreements.

A new addition that will make its debut at LACNIC 25 is an app that will allow both in-person and remote participants to follow the event. The event program is available at http://www.lacnic.net/web/eventos/lacnic25-agenda

LACNIC 25 is organized by the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) together with Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA).

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