This Tuesday 25 September began with the opening ceremony, where participants were greeted by:
Wardner Maia recalled the LACNIC 16 event, co-located with LACNOG in 2011 in the city of Buenos Aires. He highlighted how much the membership base had grown – from approximately 2,000 members in 2011 to more than 8,200 members – as well as the increased participation and interest LACNIC members have taken in the organization's different activities and spaces.
After the opening ceremony, keynote speaker Hervey Allen was responsible for the first presentation of the day, which addressed the lack of connectivity worldwide, particularly in the Caribbean, South America and Central America. Allen also discussed rural connectivity models currently in use, described successful projects in small and medium-sized cities, and offered advice on how to improve connectivity at the regional, country, and institutional levels. To conclude, he presented some of the technologies that are in use today and mentioned possible future technologies.
The panel on Technologies for Small ISPs discussed the technical and technological challenges that the market imposes on small ISPs and the tools these ISPs use to overcome them. Various experiences were presented from different points of view: those of a cooperative, a private company and an association.
In parallel, the Technical Colloquium of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams kicked off its activities and the LAC-AAWG forum was held in the afternoon. The latter brings together regional network operators and anti-abuse experts to share their main concerns regarding Internet infrastructure abuse.
The Public Policy Forum began at 11:30 local time and continued throughout the day. Towards the end of the afternoon, the following were announced.
The following policy proposals were presented at the forum:
Once each proposal completes its 8-week minimum initial discussion period, the chairs will have two weeks to decide whether consensus has been reached and notify their decision to the community, giving way to the four-week last comments period for those proposals that did attain consensus.
The chairs will then have one week to determine whether consensus has been maintained and submit the proposal to the LACNIC Board for ratification.
On the other hand, for those proposals that do not reach consensus, the chairs and the authors will decide whether a new version will be presented or whether the proposal will be abandoned.
For more information on these proposals, go to: https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/list
To subscribe to the Policy Mailing List: https://mail.lacnic.net/mailman/listinfo/politicas
Towards the end of the afternoon, the following were announced/ratified:
Their terms will last 3 and 2 years, respectively, and both will begin to serve on 1st January 2019.
Stay tuned for our daily recaps!
Thanks for reading,
The LACNIC Team.