Meeting Highlights


  • Almost 600 registered attendees from 32 different countries participated in the meeting.
  • The speaker list included three members of the Internet Hall of Fame:  Steve Crocer, chairman of the board of the Internet Consortium for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Geoff Huston, chief scientist at the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), and Vinton G. Cerf, widely regarded as one of the “Founding Fathers” of the Internet.”
  • Version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPV&6) is now being adopted as the solution to IP address scarcity. In 2022 the entire Internet will run on IPv6.
  • “Latin America is the region with the greatest social connectivity”  (Lynn St.  Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society).
  • “134.000 people obtain their livelihood from selling items on Mercado Libre” (Marcos Galperín, founder and CEO of Mercado Libre).
  • “We estimate that Internet traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean will increase sevenfold by 2015” (Alejandro Guzmán, Google Content Distribution Manager for Latin America)
  • “We live in a mobile world: 270 million mobile devices were distributed in 2011” (Geoff Huston, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, APNIC).
  • “In 2013, video will be the dominant type of Internet traffic, overtaking peer to peer connections. By 2025, video communications will overtake video content as the main traffic source” (Patrik Fältström, ICANN Security and Stability Committee).
  • When Lacnic was born on October 31, 2002, 8% of Latin Americans had Internet connectivity. Today, Internet penetration in the region is 40% and it is expected that in the next two and a half years 60% of the Latin American and Caribbean population will be connected.
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