Findings from the recently released third annual Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific indicate that Internet access and cybersecurity are the top two concerns for survey respondents. Cybersecurity, in particular, was seen as an area that needs most urgent attention by policymakers.
The survey polled almost 2,000 end-users from across the Asia-Pacific region on their attitudes towards current Internet policy issues.
One encouraging indication from the survey results is that connectivity looks to be improving significantly in the region - 70% stated that they had experienced...
Date published 10 Octubre 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDate: 30th August- 1st September 2016
I'm leaving an incredible week at the African Internet Summit in Bostwana feeling inspired! Africa IS at a tipping point and we need to keep the momentum going.
To that end I'd like to remind everyone about the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (or AfPIF it's known) happening at the end of August in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
AfPIF about building connections.
Connections across boarders, connections between people, connections between governments, connections...
Date published 10 Junio 2016
The Internet changes everything.
It connects one person to another, one community to another, one nation to another. It allows for innovation and the delivery of healthcare, education, financial and other government services. It allows us to see places we may never have had the chance to see and for people to become friends with those who would have otherwise been strangers. It is an Internet of Opportunity.
The Internet is life changing. So much so that all 193 world leaders at the United Nations summit in September 2015 agreed that connectivity was so important they made it a concrete...
Date published 07 Junio 2016
RIPE -- the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre – is one of the five regional Internet registries that allocates Internet numbering resources that help the Internet run.
We’ll be moderating a panel that brings together people from RIPE’s Middle East, Eurasia, and South Eastern European regions.
On its own this sounds like a lot of other panels at a lot of other events.
But this one, at least for me, is something special.
It will bring together people from very different RIPE regional communities. They come together at this important convening event of the full RIPE community to...
Date published 26 Mayo 2016
The 2nd Central Asia Internet Symposium organised by the European Regional Bureau of the Internet Society took place on 2 March in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The discussion was focused on how to increase the Internet penetration in Tajikistan from the current level of just under 20% .
A lively, at times heated debate continued between the speakers and the audience throughout the day addressing the opportunities and challenges related to connectivity and access:
Given that Tajikistan is a land-locked country, international connectivity is key to reduce price and improve...
Date published 10 Marzo 2016
Yesterday at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF2015) in Brazil, our President and CEO Kathy Brown gave an inspiring set of remarks in the High Level Leaders Meeting. Courtesy of some excellent production work by Joly MacFie of our ISOC New York Chapter syncing the audio and video, we're now able to provide you with a video recording of Kathy's remarks:
In her remarks, Kathy echoed many of the themes she wrote about in her "On My Way to IGF 2015" blog post.
Please visit our IGF2015 page and our IGF2015-related blog posts for more information about all that is happening in Brazil...
Date published 10 Noviembre 2015
By Michael Kende and Karen Rose
As the infrastructure necessary for Internet access is becoming more available in developing countries, efforts to close the digital divide have increasingly focused on promoting local content to increase interest in using the Internet and drive uptake.
As we began to think more about the content side of the access equation, we noticed three related points:
Most, if not all, developing countries already have local content, typically provided by local newspapers, radio stations, and other businesses and individuals.
This content tends to be hosted abroad,...
Date published 13 Enero 2015
Broadband access policies have in recent years occupied a prime spot in digital divide discussions. But at the recently held Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, an increasingly common but oft-overlooked aspect of the debate has bubbled up the surface: zero-rating. The practice involves mobile carriers, through a prior agreement with specific content providers, offering free mobile data to allow customers to access particular online content or services at no additional cost.
The scheme, which has seen growing uptake in emerging Internet markets like India, Indonesia and the...
Date published 24 Septiembre 2014
We live in a fast-paced world led by ICT innovation. As many know, we have been experiencing an exponential growth in data traffic, mobile communications, cloud computing, social networking, and ICT applications for a smarter world. This growth is powered by affordable and ubiquitous broadband, innovation, and strong human capacity. Now access to high-speed networks becomes ever-so-more important, particularly in light of the emergence of big data and as new infrastructure is built, necessary for accelerating transition from an information to knowledge society.
Date published 30 Marzo 2014
Imagine a world where everyone can access and develop a connected, borderless, permission-less, limitless Internet that creates opportunity and progress for all.
At the Internet Society, this is our ambition and our inspiration behind the creation of an online guide to help bring the world online.
One way to help do that - it's called the IXP Toolkit and its our hope that it will become a guide for people interested in either learning about, building, or investing in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in emerging markets and developing economies.
But to do that we'll need your help....
Date published 25 Febrero 2014