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Internet Governance 101

Participants and TTMAG board members engaged in hearty discussion at IG 101.

The TTMAG hosted the educational session entitled Internet Governance 101 on Saturday July 21st, 2018 at Naparima College, San Fernando.

TTMAG Director Jacqueline Morris and Chairman Dev Anand Teelucksingh introduced the participants to the TTMAG, the multistakeholder model of internet governance and gave the participants a very comprehensive while concise overview of how the Internet is governed and managed. The participants were enlightened to some of the technical elements of how data is transferred across the myriad of IoT devices and the architecture of websites with guided examples to showcase how websites are accessed.

TTMAG Vice-Chair Ajmal Nazir then led a spirited discussion on the proposed outlawing of the Android Boxes which is presently dominating the social and technical forums. The discussions raised concerns about net neutrality, the financial implications to all parties and the need to ensure unethical practices and illegal activities are eliminated. The dilemma identified highlighted that once some degree of ISP intervention is allowed for this purpose, it sets a precedent.

This brief session ended with the participants better informed about critical aspects of internet governance. No doubt the opportunity for further discussion will generate more participation.

Will T&T be a spectator in the AI Arms Race?

Author: Patrick Hosein

Many of us have been reading recent news items concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI). Just to be clear, these news items are in the realm of Narrow AI (i.e. Artificial Intelligence that is focused on one narrow task) and includes such things as autonomous vehicles, image recognition, spam filtering, voice assistants, and many more. Continue reading “Will T&T be a spectator in the AI Arms Race?”

5G – Possibilities Endless

5G technology will powerfully increase the connectivity of people, places and devices.

Author: Sanjay Bahadoorsingh

The document entitled “The 5G Economy: How 5G Technology Will Contribute to the Global Economy”, published in 2017, is still highly relevant. This informative document provides a very insightful, transformational description of 5G. At a high level, 5G is defined by three driving KPIs:

  1. Peak data rates faster than 10 Gbps: for enhanced mobile broadband.
  2. Device connection density of greater than 1 million per km2: for immense machine-oriented communication.
  3. Latency below 1 ms: for ultra-reliable machine-oriented communications.

Continue reading “5G – Possibilities Endless”

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Please read the TTMAG Membership Guidelines for more information about the application process, membership benefits and the responsibilities of member organisations and stakeholder groups.

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TTIGF 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2017

 

 

TTIGF 2017 Report
Arising out of the TTIGF 2017, the following issues were identified as areas of interest for an ongoing research and action agenda:
  • E-Commerce
  • Data
  • Internet Access
  • E-payments/DFS
  • E-waste
We welcome your thoughts and feedback, and encourage you to:
  • Post related discussion topics
  • Suggest new areas for research and action
  • Participate in developing the Agenda for TTIGF 2018

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TTIGF 2017

Albert Daniel, ICANN representative contributes to the panel discussion

Mr. Albert Daniels, Stakeholder Engagement Sr Manager for the Caribbean, ICANN, contributes to the panel discussion.

Tracy Hackshaw, convener of the TTIGF

Mr. Tracy Hackshaw, convener of the TTIGF.

TTIGF 2017 expert panellist (left to right)- Prof. Patrick Hosein, Dr. Kim Mallalieu, Kurleigh Prescod, Kirk Sookram and moderator, Mark Lynderday

TTIGF 2017 expert panellists (left to right): Prof. Patrick Hosein, Dr. Kim Mallalieu, Mr. Kurleigh Prescod, Mr. Kirk Sookram and moderator, Mr. Mark Lyndersay.