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RIPE NCC Logo PNGThe RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing Internet number resources and related services to a current membership base of around 11,000 members in over 75 countries. These members consist mainly of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations and large corporations located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The RIPE NCC also provides a range of technical and coordination services and supports the global Internet community by providing data, expertise and a neutral platform for the exchange of ideas.

Rash Logo PurpleRASH is the Albanian National Research and Education Network. Its main goal is to provide high-bandwidth connectivity and advanced network services to the national scientific and academic community in Albania. In addition, as an inter-university service centre, it offers software platform services for student management systems and university governance to public universities.


Silver Sponsor

ISOC LogoThe Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision, substantial technological foundation and its global presence, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.

Connectivity Sponsor

ABCom LogoABCom is a leading ISP in Albania offering innovative products in the business and residential market in order to provide high-quality services based on cutting edge technological solutions. The company provides quality Internet, data and VoIP over well-designed optical fibre, ADSL, wireless and satellite network infrastructures.

ABCom is owned by American Broadband, seef-ii (a prestigious equity fund) and Bedminster Capital (a successful investor), positioning the company as one of most respected multi-service operating brands in the country. ABCom offers 3-play services (television, Internet, telephony) through one connection point. They have invested more than EUR 16 million to build a modern HfC (Hybrid fibre Coax) network covering 120,000+ homes in a region where 70% of the country's population resides.

ABCom is one of the most preferred brands in the Albanian telecommunications market, achieved through continuous self-improvement, integrated team work, innovation and motivated employees.