MEGAPORT LAUNCHES MEGAPORT.ORG

Written on the 22 February 2016

MEGAPORT LAUNCHES MEGAPORT.ORG MEGAPORT (ASX: MP1) has launched an organisation to support the advancement of internet infrastructure and standards in underserved areas.

The elastic interconnection pioneer that operates in 54 data centres across 13 markets has established an advisory council comprised of top, forward-thinking members of the internet industry.

The council will advise the Brisbane business on direction and initiatives to support the Megaport.org mission of fostering community and supporting growth of internet infrastructure.

Megaport CEO Denver Maddux (pictured) says the organisation is 'all about giving back to the communities that made the internet possible'.

"We're excited to support organizations and initiatives that foster opportunities for people to learn and grow their capabilities," says Maddux.

"At the same time, we believe in making investments in the growth of internet infrastructure in places where that is lacking.

"All of this improves the foundation of the internet. Without operator and development communities there would be little service innovation, fewer job opportunities, and, quite frankly, there would be no open internet as we know it today."

Megaport director of Global Interconnection Strategy Christian Koch says the entire Megaport model is based on 'independent, neutral infrastructure' and this fits that mould perfectly.

Megaport.org sponsors key industry organizations that bring together people, technology, and business and those that promote neutrality and independence. Examples of recent sponsorships include Global Peering Forum, Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association, Euro-IX, and APRICOT.

Future sponsorships will include network operator forums and organizations that invest in internet development in underserved areas.



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