APRICOT 2004 : Speakers for Peering and Internet Exchange Track

William B. Norton wbn at equinix.com
Tue Dec 2 19:12:25 UTC 2003

Hi all -

You may have heard that there will be a new one-day track on Peering and 
Internet Exchanges at the upcoming APRICOT in Kuala Lumpur in February. I'd 
like to describe the track in brief and solicit a few more Peering 
Coordinators / Network Architects / Network Engineers as speakers for the 
track. (See http://www.apricot2004.net/ for information on the broader 
APRICOT 2004 conference).

This Peering and Internet Exchange Track is intended to facilitate regional 
ISP Peering by providing a forum for Peering Coordinators to meet each 
other and share information about Asia Pacific peering. We will facilitate 
this with several panels, each one focused on peering in a particular 
country. If you are a Peering Coordinator with experience peering in the AP 
Region, please send me an e-mail answering the questions below. I will use 
this information to match panelists together into panels focused on certain 
AP countries.



--------------------------- Speaker Questionnaire 
If you are able and willing to speak at the Feb 2004 APRICOT Peering and 
Internet Exchange Track, please fill out the following form and e-mail to 
William B. Norton at wbn at umich.edu:

Name: __________________
Title: ___________________
Company: _______________ AS # _________________
In what country do you live? _________________
Email Address: __________________

We will select a set of panelists based on the answers to the questions below:
1) In what countries do you peer?

2) In which AP Country do you have peering experiences that you can share 
with the audience?

3) Answer as many of the questions below as applicable, as you would 
present as part of your presentation

a) We are looking for speakers that have found interesting or unique 
country peering ecosystem characteristics. Have you uncovered any 
unexpected or interesting/unique peering ecosystem characteristics in any 
of the countries where you peer? Please give a few examples.

b) We are also looking for unusual or unexpected traffic patterns. For 
example, a large amount of Japan traffic is ultimately destined to and from 
Brazil! Identifying and explaining this type of inter-country traffic would 
be a good set of data to launch a presentation. Do you have any of this 
type of data that you can share?

c) What are the problems and challenges that you face as you build peering 
infrastructure into various AP countries?

d) If other Peering Coordinators follow your footsteps into regions in 
which you now peer, what would you tell them:
· is information that you would have liked to have had?
· Are unexpected problems that you faced?

e) What are the emerging trends that you see in the peering ecosystems in 
which you operate (transit and transport prices going up or down and the 
implications as you see them).

   William B. Norton <wbn at equinix.com>                   650.315.8635
   Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison                        Equinix, Inc.

More information about the NANOG mailing list