|Milton Kaoru Kashiwakura, Moderator|
NAPLA is the acronym for Network Access Points of Latin America. A network access point or an IXP is a point where ISPs meet to exchange data between them. NAPLA is an effort by IXPs of Latin America and Caribbean to create a better data sharing environment within the region. NAPLA manages a mailing list and holds annual meeting alongside the annual meeting of LACNIC.
NAPLA started holding its annual meetings in 2003. Staff and members from exchange points participate in NAPLA meetings to resolve general issues, including: facilitation of peering agreements, receiving updates from exchange points in the region, discussions about technical innovations in exchange points technology, and any other issues related to inter-connectivity of the Latin American and Caribbean region.
The details of each meeting can be seen on the following pages:
- II Latin American Regional NAP's Meeting / Napla 2003.
- III Latin American Regional NAP's Meeting / Napla 2004.
- IV Latin American Regional NAP's Meeting / Napla 2005.
- V Latin America NAPs Regional Meeting / NAPLA 2006.
- Regional Interconnection Forum / Napla 2007.
- Regional Interconnection Forum / NAPLA 2008.
- Regional Interconnection Forum NAPLA 2009.
- NAPLA 2010.
- Regional Interconnection Forum - NAPLA 2011.
Network Access Points
NAPLA's member Network Access Points are:
- OCIX (Open Caribbean Internet eXchange) at St. Maarten.
- NAP CABASE in Argentina.
- NAP do Brasil in Brazil.
- NAP.EC in Ecuador.
- NAP CUBA in CUBA.
- NAP Colombia in Colombia.
- Nic Nicaragua in Nicaragua.
- PttMetro BA in Brazil.
- PttMetro DF in Brazil.
- PttMetro MG in Brazil.
- PttMetro PR in Brazil.
- PttMetro RJ in Brazil.
- PttMetro RS in Brazil.
- PttMetro SC in Brazil.
- PttMetro SP in Brazil.