ISOC Kyrgyz Chapter is actively engaged in policy making activities through conducting various activities such as round tables, meetups, media communication, workshops as well as practical implementation of pilot projects.
By August 2017, ISOC Kyrgyz Chapter is planning to start implementing:
Ferghana Valley Internet Exchange Point, project managed by Aziz Soltobaev.
Ferghana Valley located in crossroads of three countries is the most populated area in Central Asia, source of regional inter-ethnic tensions due to water and land irrigation disputes, poverty and lack of access to communication services. Internet Exchange Point Project with location in Osh city (Kyrgyzstan) is aimed to increase regional cross-border collaboration between stakeholders and communication of people through increase of Internet affordability by lower internet service tariff plans up to 3 times, multiple growth of Internet traffic exchange in region, increase Internet penetration rate due to price reduction, better latency for international and regional content sources.
IXP will help local small and medium ISP to minimize traffic costs, spend more on infrastructure rather than on internet traffic purchase. Establishing IXP would greatly enhance the utility and value of the regional Internet and promote the growth of the digital economy. According to Terabit Consulting, “Improvement in ICT infrastructure yields: Increased demand for the output of other industries (demand multiplier), New opportunities for production in other industries (supply multiplier), New goods and services for consumers (final demand), It also increases firms’ innovation capabilities and increases the probability of new products, innovations, and organizations”.
For more information please follow: https://www.internetsociety.org/ferghana-valley-internet-exchange-point
Kyrgyz Republic National Digital Transformation Strategy “Taza Koom”, project led by Talant Sultanov. Together with Aziz Soltobaev Talatn are one of the authors of the Strategy Vision 2040 and five year National Sustainable Development Strategy 2018-2023.
Taza Koom which uses the power of data industry, technologies, digital infrastructure to improve the life of people, create new economic opportunities and stronger society where people, their values and capacity are in the centre.
For more information please follow: http://tazakoom.kg/
Wireless for Communities, information is to be published by mid of September, 2017.
Our planned projects for year 2017-2018 include policy advisory on domain registry regulation, school of cyber security and internet governance. These projects aimed to improve internet connectivity not only in Kyrgyz Republic but also in Central Asian region.