Virtual Peering Series – Central Asia #2

Central Asia has some of the highest connectivity costs in the world, yet few IXPs exist to enable traffic to be exchanged locally between ISPs and which can attract major content providers to serve their customers.

The Internet Society, RIPE NCC and Euro-IX organized the second event of the Virtual Peering Series – Central Asia on 13 July 2021 at 09.00-10.30 UTC (14.00-15.30 in Western Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and 15.00-16.30 in Eastern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan).

This event focused on why Internet exchange points are important for the region, the benefits of establishing them, and how to develop operator communities for a common purpose. It was in Russian, with simultaneous translation provided in English.

The first event in May attracted more than 60 participants and the high levels of interaction suggests there is a great deal of interest in improving connectivity in Central Asia. The intention was to build on this by drawing on the experiences of existing IXPs and major content providers from countries within the region and internationally, providing the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the challenges of IXP development with other stakeholders.

The Virtual Peering Series – Central Asia series introduces the benefits of IXPs; bring together network operators, content providers, and DNS operators who are interested in improving the Internet in their countries and localities; and develop plans for establishing and/or operating an IXP. It will also discuss IXP best practices, including technical solutions as well as hosting, financing, and staff resourcing, with the aim of developing suitable approaches for local circumstances.

Русская версия

Internet Society, RIPE NCC и Euro-IX организуют второе мероприятие серии Virtual Peering Series для Центральной Азии 13 июля 2021 года в 09.00-10.30 UTC. Пожалуйста, обратите внимание, что мероприятия пройдут в 14.00-15.30 по времени Туркменистана, Узбекистана и Таджикистана и 15.00-16.30 по времени Казахстана и Кыргызстана.

В рамках этой сессии участники обсудят такие вопросы как значение точек обмена Интернет-трафиком для региона, преимуществах их создания и способы развития сообщества операторов для достижения общей цели. Мероприятие пройдёт на русском языке с предоставление синхронного перевода на английском. 

Первое мероприятие в мае привлекло более 60 участников, и высокий уровень взаимодействия свидетельствует о большом интересе к улучшению связности в Центральной Азии. В качестве следующего шага мы хотели бы, опираясь на опыт существующих точек обмена трафиком и основных поставщиков контента из стран в регионе и за рубежом, предоставить более широкую возможность для обсуждения проблем развития точек обмена трафиком со всеми заинтересованными сторонами.

Нa мероприятиях серии Virtual Peering Series для Центральной Азии будут представлены преимущества точек по обмену интернет трафиком, а также предоставлена возможность встречи интернет сервис-провайдеров, контент провайдеров и операторов системы DNS, заинтересованных в развитии интернета в своих странах и регионах, для разработки планов по основанию/развитию точки по обмену интернет трафиком. 

Date and Time

09:00 – 10:30 UTC

Tuesday 13 July 2021




Portrait photo  of Nishal Goburdhan

Nishal Goburdhan

Internet Infrastructure Analyst, Packet Clearing House (PCH)

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Stavros Konstantaras

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Talant Sultanov

Nominee for Internet Society Board of Trustees

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Michuki Mwangi

Distinguished Technologist, Internet Growth

I'm the Distinguished Technologist for Internet Growth at the Internet Society. I lead the Internet Growth portfolio, which focuses on measuring, building, and extending a resilient Internet to those who… Read more about Michuki Mwangi

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