Regional Organizations in LAC
The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to ensure the stability of the Internet in our region and promote its expansion as a tool for social, cultural and productive development on the basis of a neutral, open, transparent and participatory management system.
ALAI is an international non-profit civil association that seeks to reflect on and develop the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean. Freedom, education, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic growth, and user empowerment are the core values of our organization.
American Registry for Internet Numbers. This Regional Internet Registry (RIR) manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within North America and parts of the Caribbean.
ASIET is the Asociación Iberoamericana de Centros de Investigación y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones (Latin American Association of Research Centres and Telecommunications Companies), a private not-for-profit organization created in 1982 and comprising over 50 telecommunication operators in Latin America, including public, private, multinational and local companies. This diversity ensures significant representativeness for the entire industry.
CANTO is the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations. Its mission is to facilitate the development of ICT solutions for the benefit of members and other stakeholders in the Caribbean region.
The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) is a rich community of Network Operators dedicated to exchanging technical information and experiences related to the management of IP networks in the Caribbean region.
CARICOM is the Caribbean Community. In 1972, Commonwealth Caribbean leaders at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference decided to transform the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community, of which the Common Market would be an integral part.
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization
CTU is the Caribbean Telecommunications Union. CTU’s Mission is “to create an environment in partnership with members to optimize returns from ICT resources for the benefit of stakeholders.”
ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
The Federación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Internet y el Comercio Electrónico (Latin America and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce) is an organization promoting the development of ICTs and E-commerce in the region.
The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN coordinates the unique identifiers (names and numbers) across the world. Through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it has an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.
The Internet Society (regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean) is an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to ensure the development, evolution and open use of the Internet for the benefit of all individuals around the world.
LAC-IX is the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Point Operators Association, an entity created in 2011 to strengthen regional interconnection.
LACRALO (Latin American and Caribbean Islands At-Large Regional Organization) is an organization that provides news, key resources, and interactive features to share information, aimed at individuals and end users in Latin America and the Caribbean, interested in the work carried out by ICANN and in shaping the future of the Internet.
LACTLD is a not-for-profit organization that brings together country code top-level domain administrators in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as administrators in other regions with links on this continent, and coordinates policies and strategies for the development of domain names at the regional level.
Organization of American States
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators
The Red de Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (Latin American Advanced Networks Cooperation) has developed and operates the only advanced telecommunications internet network for research, innovation and education in Latin America.