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AMS-IX and Euro-IX joint panel discussion: “Is the internet broken?”

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Bram Semeijn

Bram Semeijn

PR Specialist

July 30, 2020

The Internet is definitely one of mankind’s greatest achievements, but it also has some major flaws. Moreover, new technologies that address some of the issues of the Internet don’t seem to be picked up. Is the Internet broken? And if so, what can Internet Exchanges do about this?

AMS-IX and Euro-IX are organising a joint panel discussion to address this topic from various perspectives by inviting experts from different corners of the world. The fuel for the discussion is Henk Steenman article The Internet today has major flaws. What can AMS-IX do to overcome them? (Also the topic of his presentation during AMS-IX Talks)

In his article Henk puts the finger on some of the security, routing and privacy issues of the internet. And more than that, he proposes an idea on how to address these flaws in the current distributed governance set up. Networks that trust each other and have similar common goals should form communities of interest. These communities should form their own networks exchange traffic according to their own standards and rules parallel to the internet.

During the panel discussion Henk Steenman will discuss his ideas with some of the thought leaders of the industry: Kyle Spencer, Executive Director of Uganda IXP (UIXP), Katsuyasu Toyama, Chief Operating Officer of Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP), and Carlos Martinez, Chief Technical Officer of Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC). What do they see as the biggest challenges of the internet? And what is a way forward?

The panel discussion will start on 12:00 (CEST). Click here if you would like to register.

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