An agreement for strengthening Central America

Within the framework of LACNIC22, on Tuesday, 28th October, the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) and the Regional Technical Telecommunications Commission for Central America (COMTELCA) signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of research and services with a view to strengthening and supporting the Central American region.

This agreement seeks to develop digital education capabilities for the use of information technologies, IPv6 deployment, the promotion of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), and greater regional participation in Internet governance issues.

The agreement will be signed by Ernesto Majó, LACNIC's Executive Director, and Oscar Estrada, COMTELCA's Executive Secretary, within the framework of LACNIC22, an event that will bring together more than 400 experts and professionals representing Latin American and Caribbean organizations, companies, governments, and universities.

"This agreement will allow establishing stronger links with Central America on topics that are relevant to both LACNIC and COMTELCA. We are committed to promoting greater IPv6 deployment throughout the region and supporting greater participation in Internet Governance issues, for which we need the support of regional organizations such as COMTELCA," said Ernesto Majó.

Created in 1966, the Regional Technical Telecommunications Commission (CTU) is a technical organization that connects, disseminates information, and assists member states in telecommunications topics in seven Central American and Caribbean countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic).

LACNIC is the organization responsible for assigning and managing IP addresses and related resources (Autonomous System Numbers and Reverse Resolution) for Latin America and the Caribbean. It is one of the five Regional Internet Registries that exist worldwide.