In January, on the beautiful sunny island of Oahu, Hawaii, the Pacific Telecommunications Council hosted PTC’14. The event attracted over 1,600 attendees – an increase of 10% from 2013’s PTC meeting, from over 74 countries making it one of the most popular events in the telco calendar for the Asia-Pacific region. PTC’14 was the second year IX Reach attended and exhibited at the event; in attendance from IX Reach was Steve Wilcox, John Hill, Ben Nicklin and Rebecca Stanić.
After submitting an initial proposal on the subject of peering, Steve Wilcox was invited to participate in the presentations portion of the event. On the afternoon of Sunday 19th January in the Mid-Pacific Conference Center in the Hilton Hawaiian Village gave his presentation entitled “The Role IXPs and Peering Play in the Evolution of the Internet.” To see the full presentation on SlideShare – please click here – this will open a new tab.
Away from the busy and bustling exhibition pavilion, attendees congregated at the infamous Tapa Bar conducting meetings in the warm Hawaiian sun. With such a variety and range of backgrounds, including that of data networks, VoIP platforms, hardware and software; it’s clear to see how and why PTC has become such a central selling and networking hub for the telecoms industry.
The sponsored evening socials gave the attendees a chance to relax a little after the intense daytime duties of the conference. Tuesday night’s social hosted by TATA Communications was very popular with dinner and drinks taking place around the pool at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
IX Reach – and in particular Steve, John, Ben and Rebecca – would like to thank everyone who organised, sponsored and attended PTC’14 for making it such a highly successful event and an excellent start to 2014.
If you attended PTC and would like to get more information about IX Reach’s broad portfolio of products and services, including our global connectivity, colocation and remote peering get in touch with our team to find out how our bespoke solutions could endlessly improve your network: firstname.lastname@example.org