by Raúl Echeberría
Wonderful times are coming to our region with what has been called the convergence of technologies. New business models, based on new spatial and content-transfer paradigms; the massive arrival of Internet to mobile telephones, television and home appliances; an increase from 1000 million citizens that use the Internet today to “5000 million more”, as Vint Cerf announced in a meeting a few days ago, are just some of the challenges posed by technology. New risks and the challenge to solve new problems.
In each edition of LACNIC’s Newslwtter, our quarterly publication, we report activities, projects and the advances in the services that LACNIC provides to its members and to the community.
Produced by LACNIC’s staff, we wish, by this mean, to reach all people who are part of the Internet community in Latin America and the Caribbean to share experiences of management of the information and knowledge and to dive in the wealth of collective intelligence.
Information, reports, technological proposals, news and technological innovations from all the region, and the other four Regional Internet Registries (RIR), that offer their services in the different regions of the world, are detailed in each edition.
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by Mariela C. Rocha
As part of the actions carried out by LACNIC together with our regional Internet Community, the new "Latin American and Caribbean IPv6 Transition Portal" has been launched.
by Randy Bush
What real improvements in security have we achieved? The net certainly is not a safe place with phishing, DDoS attacks, cross-site script HTML attacks, etc. But, though these are serious problems indeed, we should not ignore where we have been successful and try to take some lessons from these successes.
by Bernadette Lewis
Latin America without the Caribbean would be a mutilated body, though we have little information about the hundreds of islands that as extremities extend our region to the sea.
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union was established in 1989 by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).With members drawn from the Caribbean governments, the private sector and civil society, the CTU focuses on ICT Policy formulation, Capacity building and representation of the region at international fora. The Union’s work in recent times has been in the area of ICT Harmonisation, (Spectrum Policy reform) Internet Governance and ICT training Caribbean. In this issue of LACNIC newsletter, Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of CTU offers a concise overview of the Internet Governace and ICT Policy formulation, Capacity building and representation of the region at international fora in that region.
by José Luis Machinea
A time of opportunities, because the technological revolution and opening of international markets offer multiple roads towards greater economic growth, more and more diverse markets, more and better jobs; in short, more wellbeing for the family. A time of challenges, because if the globalization process is not conducted so as to benefit the majorities it may deepen the chronic problems of poverty and income inequality that have afflicted our region since an already distant past. Today people are in contact in real time, no matter where they are.