Hosting agreement executed between TTIX and Fujitsu


HOSTING AGREEMENT EXECUTED BETWEEN TTIX AND FUJITSU FOR TT INTERNET EXCHANGE POINT

Port of Spain, Trinidad – April 1, 2014: The Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Exchange (TTIX) has announced the execution of a Hosting Agreement with Fujitsu Caribbean (Trinidad) Limited, a step which moves this country one step closer to the development of an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for Trinidad and Tobago. Fujitsu will be providing rack space and the IXP switch at its data center in Barataria free of charge for four years, therefore making a significant contribution to the development of this critical ICT infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kurleigh Prescod, Chairman of TTIX has said, “We are overwhelmingly pleased with this contribution by Fujitsu to aid in the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s first Internet Exchange Point, and we look forward to partnering with Fujitsu over the next four years and beyond to make the IXP a success.”

Jean-Paul Dookie, Executive Vice President of Government Business for Fujitsu, Trinidad said of this agreement, “Fujitsu’s collaboration with the TTIX to establish the Trinidad and Tobago IXP is a demonstration of our commitment and brand promise, ‘shaping tomorrow with you’. We view the TTIX as an essential building block towards the development of the Trinidad and Tobago knowledge economy, through the efficiency enabled for local content creation and collaboration, through this peering point. By hosting the technology in our robust Tier III Uptime Certified Data Centre in Barataria, we are delighted to support these efforts and serve as the home for the IXP.”

The IXP is seen as a critical component of broadband infrastructure that is necessary for the development of a knowledge-based society driven by the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the encouragement of locally-hosted Internet applications. The IXP will increase the robustness and privacy of local communications between end users, reduce the reliance on international network facilities for exchanging native Internet traffic, and deliver improvements in the quality of Internet access to consumers in Trinidad and Tobago for services and local content. The Trinidad and Tobago Internet Exchange (TTIX) is a non-profit company comprising the seven major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Trinidad and Tobago, and has been established to set up an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) which will facilitate the exchange of local Internet traffic between the ISPs. There are currently seven IXPs in the Caribbean today, situated in Curacao (AMS-IX), St Maarten (OCIX), Grenada (GREX), British Virgin Islands (BVIX), Haiti, St Lucia (SLIX) and Dominica (DANIX). TTIX is working towards establishing the IXP in Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2014.

For additional information contact:
Name: Ajmal Nazir
Title: Vice Chairman TTIX
Address: Suite 6, Associacao Portuguesa Building,
50 Richmond Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Website: http://ix.tt
Email: ajmal.nazir@mail.tt
About TTIX: The Trinidad and Tobago Internet Exchange (TTIX) is a non-profit company comprising the seven major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Trinidad and Tobago, and has been established to set up an Internet exchange point (IXP) which will facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic between the ISPs.