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Zoom sur Europe 2018 GCCM London

Zoom sur Europe 2018 GCCM London

Le 14 février dernier, j’assistais à l’événement Europe 2018 GCCM (Global Carrier Community Meeting) à Londres. J’étais convié à participer à une table ronde sur la thématique suivante : « Nouveaux business models autour du cloud pour les fournisseurs de services ». Animé par Erik van Stokkom, membre du Conseil d’Administration de MGI, les panelistes invités étaient Richard Warner, Networking Partner Lead EMEA de Microsoft ; Matthew Whalley, Directeur and co-fondateur de Ilex Content Strategies ; Bernhard Pusch, Head of Carrier Sales EMEA de Telstra…

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Zoom on Europe 2018 GCCM London

Zoom on Europe 2018 GCCM London

On February 14, I was attending the Europe 2018 GCCM (Global Carrier Community Meeting) in London. I was invited to participate to a panel to discuss the following topic: “New Business Models around Cloud for Service Providers”. With Erik van Stokkom, MGI Board member, as moderator, the various panelists included Richard Warner, Networking Partner Lead EMEA at Microsoft; Matthew Whalley, Director and co-founder at Ilex Content Strategies; Bernhard Pusch, Head of Carrier Sales EMEA at Telstra; AbdulAziz Qambar, CEO of DigitalMe and Divya…

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The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of internet exchange points is collaboration, “the point is not to be the biggest, it’s to be clever enough to make sure you facilitate the entry of a new network, instead of wanting to be the only one connecting this new network,” says France-IX CEO, Franck Simon. It’s been a good year for France-IX. The company has been successful in attracting a number of corporate companies, in addition to CDN’s (content delivery networks) and ISP’s (internet service providers)…

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IXP Training from France-IX

IXP Training from France-IX

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), where networks physically meet to cost effectively exchange local traffic, are an important part of the Internet, especially for enabling local users to access a variety of content and services. However, launching and maintaining an IXP, particularly in developing countries, can be complicated and start-up groups can benefit from knowledge, experience and training passed on by those of us who have been down the road before. France-IX is the Premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France,…

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The French Regulator ARCEP published a first report to ensure the development of the Internet in France as a common good

The French Regulator ARCEP published a first report to ensure the development of the Internet in France as a common good

Guardian of communication networks, Arcep has made protecting an open internet one of its four strategic priorities. Arcep‘s report on the state of the internet in France focuses on the threats that could undermine the Internet’s proper functioning and neutrality, and sets out the regulator’s actions to contain these threats. France-IX has participated to the report (see page 48) and to the roundtable to share its point of view regarding the interconnection in France and the development of Marseille.

Zoom on Capacity Middle East 2017

Zoom on Capacity Middle East 2017

In March, I was invited to speak as part of a panel at the Capacity Middle East conference in Dubai. Now in its 13th year, Capacity Middle East is the largest gathering of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers and service providers in the Middle East. The panel in question was called: Fast-Tracking Digital Content Delivery & services Across the Middle East. With a senior analyst from Telegeography, Erik Kreifeldt, as moderator, the various panellists who included Ivo…

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