RIPE NCC joins Arab Internet & Telecom Union as observing member

Monday 4 December 2017 | 11:31 CET | News

The Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) has accepted an invitation to join the Arab Internet & Telecom Union as an observing member, which will help the organisation to engage with the major players involved in developing the internet sector in the Arab region. 

The invitation was extended by the Arab Regional ISPs and DSPs Association (ARISPA), which signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RIPE NCC back in January that was focused on training and capacity building efforts to support the development of the Arab internet community. 

Paul Rendek, RIPE NCC Director of External Relations said the development of the internet sector in the Middle East requires effective collaboration among a number of key stakeholders. The latest efforts of RIPE NCC and ARISPA are testament to the increased importance given to infrastructure as key to growth by the region's major internet players. The MoU provides a platform for both parties to explore areas of cooperation and push for innovation, particularly the adoption of IPv6 in the region.


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