Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocate for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
As TIM Group's Global Operator Sparkle is a leading global service provider offering a full range of ICT solutions, global connectivity, services and capabilities designed to meet the fast-changing needs of Enterprises, Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers as well as of Fixed and Mobile operators.
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Through a global portfolio of services, a state-of-the-art global network, advanced OSS, BSS and customer care capabilities, Sparkle is able to fulfill its mission of providing customers with the best cost and top performance customized solutions in the international telecommunications market for a constant delivery of value through credibility.
Enriched by its cultural variety and diversity, Sparkle is always committed to excellent relationships with all its stakeholders and operates with constant attention to maintain a safe environment where Partners, Customers, Suppliers and Employees can live and work better.
The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the RIPE NCC service region. The RIPE NCC also provides services for the benefit of the Internet community at large.
As part of our mission, we support capacity building efforts in the areas of IP address management, IPv6 transition, network security, routing security and more. We offer certifications and training support through the RIPE NCC Certified Professionals programme to network operators, regulators, governments, and educational institutions.
Through its presence in the Middle East, the RIPE NCC hopes to meet increased demand for region-specific support in an area experiencing continuous growth in the Internet and related fields. The Dubai office has a growing team that will help the organisation engage effectively with its members, as well as industry representatives and government bodies in the region.
RIPE NCC Dubai Office Address:
The Loft office 1, Building A, Suite 401
PO Box: 502678
Dubai Media City
Tel: + 971 43649459
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.
Find Your Place at ICANN
ICANN’s multistakeholder model provides many opportunities to get involved. Choose your background on the right to learn which constituent groups within ICANN may interest you. See our organizational structure to learn how all our groups work together to achieve our goals.
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The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Established in 2005, AFRINIC is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources such as Internet Protocol (IP)
addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). AFRINIC serves 55 economies throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean.
As a membership-based organisation, AFRINIC serves major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet exchange point (IXPs), governments and academic institutions.
Each year, AFRINIC conducts two public policy meetings. These give the community the chance to come together for policy development, information sharing, and networking. The first Public Policy Meeting of each year is known as the Africa Internet Summit (AIS), and the second is held as a standalone meeting. The meetings are held in various locations throughout Africa.
AFRINIC also conducts a number online training courses. These courses are designed to educate participants to proficiently configure, manage and administer their Internet services and infrastructure and to embrace current best practices.
Read more about AFRINIC here: www.afrinic.net