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Towards the Development of TunIXP in a New Challenging Internet Governance Environment in Tunisia

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TunIXP workshop, Session 3, Tunis 30-04-2013
Towards the Development of TunIXP in a New Challenging Internet Governance Environment in Tunisia

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Towards the Development of TunIXP in a New Challenging Internet Governance Environment in Tunisia

  1. 1. Towards the Development of TunIXP in a New Challenging Internet Governance Environment in Tunisia Moez Chakchouk, CEO of ATI 22ndEuropean Internet Exchange Association Forum 14 – 16 April 2013, Hamburg, Germany,
  2. 2. Key events: Regulatory environment evolution  Before 1995: Telecom totally controlled by the Government/Administration.  1995: Creation of Tunisie Telecom as a government establishment.  April 1996: Creation of ATI, the Tunisian Internet Agency.  Company owned partially by Tunisie Telecom but totally controlled by the Government,  Central Internet Authority: Everything related to internet is within the framework of ATI,  1997 & 2000: Internet market opening to competition: starting with 5 private ISPs.  2001: Telecom. Act (law n°2001—1) and creation of INT as Regulation Authority.  2002 – 2012 : Telecom Market Liberalization : 3 operators with fixed and mobile 2G/3G Licenses and 5 ISPs  Jan. – Feb. 2013: Launch of TunIXP and Affiliation to Euro-IX as a remote member.  April 2013: Amendment of the Telecom. Act and introduction of IXP related language.  ........ 2013: An underway reform to restructure ATI. 2 The 22nd Euro-IX Forum, April 14 – 16, 2013
  3. 3. Before the revolution #14Jan 3 The 22nd Euro-IX Forum, April 14 – 16, 2013 #Ammar404 #Censorship #Surveillance #CyberPolice #...  ENEMY of internet despite the huge work done by high skilled engineer operating an IP transit network available for all ISPs in TN.  UNCLEAR role and a lot of tensions with the civil society.  LACK of Transparency and openness to civil society.
  4. 4. After the revolution #14Jan: A lot of Change 4 The 22nd Euro-IX Forum, April 14 – 16, 2013 #Netfreedom #TunIXP #Privacy #Mirror.tn #Innovation  Clarify the role of ATI and its relation with the government.  Stop net censorship and encourage online freedom.  Support of the multi-stakeholder IG.  Promote e-content hosting and the build of private datacenters.  Foster partnership for innovation.  Create TunIXP: The 1st IXP in the Maghreb Arab.  Encourage Tunisian cctld .tn and .  Promote the 1st Tunisian open source mirror.  Contribute to the internet regulatory reform.  Modify the economic model for the provision of IP transit services. #Openness #transparency #TunIGF
  5. 5. Existing IXP/IP Transit infrastructure 5 The 22nd Euro-IX Forum, April 14 – 16, 2013  Until Sept. 2012: All internet traffic is routed via ATI router and via a unique ASN (AS 2609) operated by TT.  Oct. 2012: Orange started routing its internet traffic via its own IP transit gateway (AS37492)  Jan. 2013: Launch of TunIXP as there is no regulatory obligations in the license to route internet trafic via ATI infrastructure.  Feb. 2013: Host of a L-root DNS Server, the 1st in the Maghreb Arab Region.  …
  6. 6. Reshaping the ATI infrastructure 6 The 22nd Euro-IX Forum, April 14 – 16, 2013  Creating a cost-based Layer 2 platform for TunIXP operated by ATI but governed by a group of members (operators, ISPs, DataCenters, etc.),  Transforming the Layer 3 infrastructure in order to provide IP Transit Services for? TT AS 2609 OT AS 37492 Meninx AS 37492 ATI AS 37551 TT Topnet OT Tunet GNet Hexabyt e CNI CCK CIMSP CNTE Tunisian a ICANN AS 20144
  7. 7. Thanks … moez.chakchouk@ati.tn − @mchakchouk follow us@ati_tn

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