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1 CAR-IX Caribbean Internet Exchange Nico Scheper

2 Who is the CAR-IX ? Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX) Blank presentation (logo, etc) Public private initiative (facilitator) Key stakeholders are the Minister of telecommunication; the regulator and the key telecom operators. IX considered valuable for increased connectivity and business activity

3 Who is the CAR-IX ? Bringing together 5 operators as founding members Founding members are: UTS Scarlet Telbo EOCG Digicel

4 Key values Neutral Non-profit (balanced costs) Membership based Profiting members, business community and ultimately the end- users

5 CAR-IX business structure Not for profit CAR-IX association Holding all shares in CAR-IX bv (ltd) Connected parties will automatically be member Elected board from amongst the members One member one vote Bi lateral peering agreements

6 CAR-IX business structure Flying start through partnership Strategic partnership with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (www.ams-ix.net)www.ams-ix.net 300 connected parties; 500 ports operational Transfer over 10 years IX knowledge and expertise knowledge to stakeholders Co-location at the E-commerce Park tier 2 datacenter in Curacao

7 CAR-IX Management CAR-IX Board members Eric Stakland (CEO Scarlet; Chairman) Paul de Geus (CEO UTS) Edsel Winklaar (CEO Telbo) Chris Engels (GM MIO) Hans Lute (GM Digicel) MD Agaya, (Nico Scheper)

8 CAR-IX CTU\LACNIC conference: 2007 discussing IX concept 2008 RFS October Fully operational

9 CAR-IX Today: register the CAR-IX at Thanking all speakers for sharing their valuable knowledge with us


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