Today, over 120 Internet technical and networking experts will congregate in Auckland for the inaugural Internet Technical Architecture Conference (InTAC).
InTAC has been convened by InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) in an effort to help further discussion of technical and policy issues concerning the architecture of ultra-fast broadband and fibre networks.
The Conference, sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, Chorus and FX Networks features two international keynote speakers – Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at regional Internet registry APNIC.
Topics under discussion include RF overlay, ‘demand-side’ broadband, UFB implementation, domestic and international IP transit, and peering.
InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar says InTAC is a rare opportunity for all those involved in developing fibre policy, building fibre networks, and those using the network to talk to one another about key technical underpinnings and future direction.
The subject of peering, in particular, has gained currency in recent years. Peering refers to the voluntary interconnection of separate Internet networks, and can result in increased Internet performance as data packets are able to take more direct paths.
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