Chile, the next stop


Chile, the next stop

After eleven years, Chile will once again host the regional Internet community.

On 27-31 October, the Crowne Plaza Santiago Hotel (Chile) will welcome LACNIC 22- LACNOG 2014, the most important meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community scheduled for the second half of 2014.

Close to 400 experts and professionals representing leading Internet organizations as well as governments, academia and civil society from around the continent are expected to attend the event.

Along with the LACNIC event, Chile will also host LACNOG 2014, the annual meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators, which has already become a point of reference for the regional network operators’ community.

For the second consecutive time, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) will be held in parallel with the five technical tutorials that have been scheduled.

Chile will also host the Peering Forum, a space that seeks to provide ISPs, content providers and traffic exchange points with the opportunity to discuss and negotiate peering and transit agreements.

Coordinating efforts. Margarita Valdes Cortes, director of NIC Chile’s legal and commercial department, hopes that the Santiago meeting will help strengthen community efforts towards Internet development.

Valdes told LACNIC News that it is a privilege for NIC Chile to host of this meeting, which will bring together the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community as a whole. “We hope that the presence of national and international experts will provide the opportunity to address today’s most pressing topics, among them technical issues such as the depletion of IPv4 addresses, as well as the governance issues that are causing concern among the entire community,” said Valdés.

The NIC Chile expert noted that her organization “has been encouraging local initiatives to promote IPv6 adoption in Chile for many years and hopes that the fact that the international community will meet in our country will enhance these efforts and create and strengthen visibility at industry and government level as well as in the eyes of users in general.”

How does NIC Chile see regional IPv6 development after the IPv4 exhaustion?

We are more experienced in what is going on in our country. We’ve heard that the Chilean government will soon be making progress with IPv6. This will be a major step forward, as our country’s government has great purchasing power and is usually the one to set minimum technological standards.

Are local companies adopting the new protocol and implementing actions to transition from IPv4 to IPv6?

We haven’t witnessed an immediate response to IPv4 exhaustion. Given how the industry operates, we believe reactions will occur the next time companies request resources and are unable to obtain them. Buying and contracting cycles tend to be slow, so this will involve years of preparation and transition.

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