Puerto Rico Internet Exchange

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at akcin.net
Sun Sep 3 23:44:19 UTC 2017

Update :

Event scheduled tentatively for February 5-7, 2017 in San Juan Puerto Rico!


Please confirm if you are able to attend, while we are working on details
of agenda few highlights I want to share.

High level datacenter intros within PR (15mins per provider, technical
focus,-not sales-)

Puerto Rico / San Juan network providers intros (cls to dc/dc to dc/dc to
business) connectivity option providers ( technical not sales, dark fibre,
waves, etc)

Interneational / out of island capacity providers update.

Peering round tables, local isps meeting with large content providers.

And much more.

If you are interested in contributing Puerto rico internet exchange
initiative, please contact me directly or via fb.

There is so much interest about this via linkedin/fb/ and nanog. Looking
forward to support any level from basic accounting to technical ixp setup
and other peering basics.

Best regards and thank you everyone for supporting in advance


On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:50 AM Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at akcin.net> wrote:

> Hi Everyone!
> Thank you for 10s of great leads regarding PR and Internet EcoSystem. I am
> wondering if we were to have a Peering Forum in Puerto Rico, when would be
> the most preferred time? December, February are two options we have for
> now.
> Idea would be to create a day where people who are local and involved in
> network engineering/operations can meet with those in similar functions
> outside of the island.
> Thanks once again for amazing support and leads. We look forward to 2018
> and the reLaunch.
> Mehmet
> On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:27 PM Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at akcin.net> wrote:
>> Hey there!
>> ... ok this time I am not going to call it PRIX ;) well name doesn't
>> matter really. Nearly 13 years ago I have attempted to start Puerto rico
>> Internet exchange in San Juan. I have lived there over 5 years and i just
>> wanted to really watch videos faster. The project somewhat died when i
>> moved to LA but now there are few interested party to start an internet
>> exchange in Puerto rico. The jsland historically had one of the slowest
>> broadband/internet services which seemed to have improved in recent years
>> however as of 2017 there still is not an IX in Puerto rico.
>> We , 3-4 internet engineers (on island and remote) , want to look into
>> relaunch of this IX and hopefully find a way to keep local traffic
>> exchanged at high speeds and low cost. We need expertise, and people who
>> want to help any way they can.
>> We are trying to make this IX a not-for-profit one and we are looking at
>> opeeating models to adapt which has worked incredibly well like Seattle IX.
>> We are hoping the relaunch to happen sometime in 2018. Thanks in advance
>> hope to share more info and traffic data sometime , soon. Watch this space!
>> Mehmet

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