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RIPE NCC Budget 2011

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The industry will go through a period of change as the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses draws nearer. This is reflected by the development of policies and service introductions around this issue, some of which are expected to increase the workload for the RIPE NCC in the coming years.

As a result of this, the budgeted costs for 2011 are 6% higher than the budgeted costs for 2010. This is a result of the increased staff levels and greater operational expenses necessary to support the expected increase in the RIPE NCC’s workload. For the particulars, please see: “RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2011”.

RIPE NCC Statement of Income & Expenditure

In kEUR

Budget

LE

Difference

Income

2011

2010

2010

11/B 10

11/10

Service Fees

17,191

15,919

16,250

1,272

941

End User Fees

232

167

150

65

82

RIPE Meeting

250

281

245

(31)

5

Other Income

218

215

186

3

32

Total Income

17,891

16,582

16,831

1,309

1,060

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Expenses

10,268

9,259

9,266

1,009

1,002

General Operating Expenses

4,665

4,651

3,929

14

736

RIPE Meeting

857

809

950

48

(93)

Training Courses

383

337

308

46

75

Regional Meetings

263

160

225

103

38

Financial Expenses

108

98

100

10

8

Subtotal Operational Expenses

16,544

15,314

14,778

1,230

1,766

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Expenses

250

370

140

(120)

110

Depreciation

1,481

1,621

1,400

(140)

81

Total Expenses

18,275

17,305

16,318

970

1,957

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus/Deficit Before Interest Income

(384)

(723)

513

339

(897)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Income

300

400

325

(100)

(25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus/Deficit

(84)

(323)

838

239

(922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

2,540

2,766

1,440

(226)

1,100

Development of RIPE NCC Reserves

The table below summarises the RIPE NCC's capital development. The capital consists of the RIPE NCC reserves including the surplus/deficit for the year at issue.

Year

Surplus/ Deficit

Capital at 31 December

Total Expenses Per Year

% Capital of Expenses

2005

2,684

12,670

9,420

135%

2006

2,483

15,153

9,980

152%

2007

1,070

13,764*

11,674

118%

2008

2,623

16,387

11,765**

139%

2009

842

17,229

14,683

119%

Estimated 2010

838

18,067

16,318

111%

Budget 2011

(84)

17,983

18,275

98%

Note: *The capital in 2007 includes the member rebate of EUR 2.5 million.

**The total expenses 2008 include a pay back from the Personnel Fund of EUR 1.5 million

Expenses per Activity

Overall, expense levels increase in 2011. For Membership Services, this increase is a result of the expected increase in the number of resource requests caused by RIPE policy Proposal 2009-03, Run Out Fairly. In addition, the RIPE NCC will further enhance its data quality and the procedures around its data quality and registration. For 2011, a continuous high level of Coordination Activities is planned to cater for all activities surrounding the depletion of the IPv4 address pool.

In line with one of the key strategies of the RIPE NCC to further the RIPE NCC as a trusted source of data, the cost for Information Services is increased in 2011. This increase is caused by the enhancement of the successful RIPE Labs platform and additional efforts will be made to further develop the RIPE Labs community. In 2010, the development of an active measurement network started, and in 2011 this development will continue. In mid-2011, the prototype will be analysed and a decision will be made on whether or not to develop a service from this prototype.


Budget 2011

Budget 2010

Difference

Amounts in kEUR

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Membership Services

7,347

45%

6,623

43%

724

11%

Coordination Activities

6,316

38%

6,605

43%

(289)

-4%

Information Services

2,881

17%

2,086

14%

795

38%

Total Operational Expenses

16,544

 

15,314

 

1,230

8%

The table below shows new or significantly developed activities for 2011. The figure presented is the direct allocated costs and does not include an overhead or management fee.

Activity

Operational Expenses

Capital Expenses

Active Measurements

271 kEUR

110 kEUR

Income and Fees per Billing Category (Based on the Proposed Charging Scheme 2011)

Income

No. of Local Internet Registries (LIRs)

Annual Fee in EUR

Amount in kEUR

New Members




Sign-up Fee

620

2,000

1,240

Service Fee, Extra Small

620

1,300

485

Existing Members




Extra Small

1,589

1,300

2,066

Small

3,875

1,800

6,975

Medium

1,409

2,550

3,593

Large

282

4,100

1,155

Extra Large

70

5,500

387

Independent Resources

 

 

1,200

Miscellaneous Income

90

Total Service Fees

 

 

17,191

Note: Income received from new members is estimated on the basis of the budgeted number of new Local Internet Registries (LIRs) per month multiplied by the pro rata annual service fee.