Hosts & Sponsors


Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange point (NaMeX) is a neutral, not for profit, Internet exchange and interconnection point among national and foreign Internet Service Providers and network operators. NaMeX is located in Roma, inside facilities that are served by a wide range of national and international carriers.


The CASPUR Consortium is a non-profit organization financed by MIUR (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e Ricerca – the Ministry for Education, Universities and Research) and by associated Universities. It was established on June 5th, 1992, with the following title: “Consorzio interuniversitario per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo Per Università e Ricerca – CASPUR” (Inter-University Consortium for the Application of Super-Computing for Universities and Research).

Event Sponsors

Colt is Europe’s information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information.Colt provides major organisations, midsize businesses and wholesale customers with a powerful resource that combines network and IT infrastructure with expertise in IT managed services, networking and communication solutions.


The mission of the Consortium GARR is the implementation, management and expansion of high-speed national computer network of the University and Research interconnected with all the European and global research networks.


AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent not-for-profit Internet exchange providing services since the early 1990s. The AMS-IX platform provides high-quality, non-blocking professional peering services for all types of IP traffic whether data or VoIP. AMS-IX hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX), as well as solutions for broadcasting traffic with the multicast peering service.

RIPE Dinner Sponsor

Tinet, formerly known as Tiscali International Network, is the only global carrier exclusively committed to the IP and Ethernet wholesale market. With network presence and customers in EMEA, Americas and APAC, Tinet provides global IP Transit and Ethernet connectivity to Carriers, Service and Content Providers worldwide, within 7 working days. The carrier guarantees customers proactive management of SLAs and protection from DDoS attacks. Established in 2002, Tinet’s unique business model, based on focus and simplicity, assures the delivery of the highest standard of service. Tinet has grown to become one of the top 10 global IPv4 backbones and the number one IPv6 network worldwide.

Supporting Sponsors

Telecom Italia Sparkle is a leading global telecommunication service provider, offering a complete range of Voice, Data and Internet solutions designed to meet the needs of Fixed and Mobile Carriers, ISPs, Content Providers, Multimedia Players and Corporate Customers. Through a global portfolio, a state-of-the-art global network, advanced OSS, BSS and customer care capabilities and an extensive worldwide commercial presence in 40 countries, Telecom Italia Sparkle is able to provide customers with best cost and top performance services .