The role of Internet Exchange Points in creating Internet capacity and bringing autonomy to developing nations

4 December 2008 - A Workshop on Internet Governance for Development in Hyderabad, India

Original Proposal

This workshop will build upon the highly successfully IXP Best Practices Session at the 2007 IGF in Rio.  Several themes will be addressed, particularly how Internet bandwidth, the capacity to route Internet traffic, is produced within Internet exchange points; the role of Internet exchange points in making developing regions economically autonomous; how Internet exchange points foster the development of local content and culture; and how IXPs facilitate other critical infrastructure like the Domain Name System. 

Best practices and challenges associated with IXP implementation will also be discussed, in order to give workshop attendees a practical roadmap to establishing IXPs in their regions.