LA CAMARA

FIRST IN AMERICA

Argentina Internet Association

Founded in 1989, CABASE is an Association whose membership consists of companies and entities that provide Internet Access, Datacenter, Online Content and ITC related services.

In 1998 the 1st. NAP (Network Access Point) was launched. The CABASE Neutral Nap (also known as an IX-Internet Exchange), enables the exchange of Internet traffic between it’s members by means of an efficient, low cost and non-profit operational model.

CABASE INTERNATIONAL
  • CABASE has achieved worldwide recognition as the leading argentine entity of the Internet.
  • Member of the IFWP (International Forum on White Paper) (1998)
  • Organizer of the IFWP LAC regional event in Buenos Aires (1998)
  • Regular participant in ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), from 1999 to date. Perfect attendance to 41 meetings in five continents.
  • Founding member and current President of LACNIC, Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, headquartered in Montevideo (1999-2013)
  • Founding member and current President of eCOM-LAC, Latin America and Caribbean Federation of Internet and Electronic Commerce, headquartered in Montevideo (2000-2013)
  • Participant in the World Summit of the Information Society (UN), Geneva and Tunis meetings (2003-2005)
  • Founding member of LAX-IX – Latin America and Caribbean Internet Exchange Association, headquartered in Montevideo (2013)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • President;
    Ariel Graizer (Servicios y Telecomunicaciones SA)
  • Vice-President Institutional Relations
    Juan Carlos Aquerreta (Nosis Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo SA)
  • Vice-President NAP
    Patricio Seoane (Internet Services SA)
  • Vicepresidente ISPs:  Vice-President ISPs
    Horacio Héctor Martínez (Silica Networks Argentina SA)
  • Vice-President e-Commerce/Contents
    Mario Carranza (Da.vi.tel SA)
  • Secretary
    Oscar Messano (Tecnomedia SRL)
  • Treasurer
    Hernán Seoane (Interdotnet Argentina SA)
  • Directors
    Francisco Cecchini  (NSS SA / iPlan)
    Walter Burzaco (Cablevisión SA)
    Raúl Crudele (Sista SA)
    Pablo Recalt (Telespazio SA)
    Eleonora Rabinovich (Google ARGENTINA SRL)
    Jacobo Cohen Imach (MercadoLibre SRL)
  • Substitute Directors
    Pablo De Chiara (Grape SA)
    Andrés Hintze ( CPS COMUNICACIONES SA)
    Víctor Ariel Fernández Alvarado (Coop.Telefónica de Vivienda y Otros Servicios Públicos  del Viso LTDA. )
    Luis Quinelli (SION SA)
    Facundo Fernandez (Atlántica Video Cable SA)
    Juan Carlos Astete ( Cooperativa Telefónica y Otros Servicios Públicos y Turísticos de San Martín de los Andes LTDA/COTESMA)
  • Accounts Revisor
    Raúl Malisani (Interlink SRL)
  • Substitute Accounts Revisor
    Eugenio Sella (Cooperativa de Servicios Públicos de Colonia Caroya y Jesús María LTDA)
ADVISORS AND STAFF

General Manager
Hernán Seoane

Executive Director
Anthony Harris

Institutional Coordinator
Lic. Silvana Landolfo                                                                            

Administration
Manager
Graciela Sánchez
Assistant                                      

Alejandra Vicente

Director’s Assistant
Carolina Arrate

Secretary and Events
Patricia Grela

Reception
Laura Meligeni

Legal Counsel
Estudio Lescano & Etcheverry

Technical Group CABASE
Chief Operating Officer – COO
Walter Tourn
Engineering Manager

Andrés Pugawko

Chief of Operations NOC
Hernán Moguilevsky

Operations NOC
Julio Policarpo
Christian Pazos
Pablo Knoll
Rodrigo Magri

Project leader
Martín Rodriguez

New Members
Ernesto Golomb

 

PRINCIPLES

The CABASE ten governing principles on Internet and Net Neutrality

The Argentina Internet Association, has established ten fundamental principles for the full development of the Internet in this country.

1.  Respect for freedom of individuals and for human rights

The use of the Internet must be fostered under principles of freedom of expression, access to information, privacy, free association and other recognized human rights, considering that the Internet is an essential tool for these, and for the construction of a free, just and democratic society.

2.    Diversity

The cultural diversity and the plurality of individual beleifs and ideas must be respected and preserved, and their expression must be stimulated through technical innovation, discouraging the imposition of dogmas, customs or particular values in the network.

 3.     Democratic and cooperational governance and regulation

The governance and regulation of the diverse aspects of the Internet, must be performed in a transparent, multilateral and democratic way, with the participation of the diverse sectors of society, preserving and fostering their collective creation characteristics.

4.     Universality of access and digital inclusion

Access to the Internet must be universal, thus becoming a tool for human, social and economic development, and contributing to the construction of an inclusive and non-discriminatory society for the benefit of all. All people should be able to receive the necessary training that enables them to make good use of the Internet, and take advantage of all it’s possibilities.

 5.     Innovation

The continuous development and widespread advertising of the new information services and technologies must be fostered, in order to promote innovation and social and economic development.

 6. The intermediaries are not responsible for the activities of the network users

All the measures adopted to counteract ilicit internet user activities, must be directed to the parties directly responsible for these activities, and not to the technological intermediaries who provide Internet services, always respecting the fundamental principles of freedom, privacy, lawfulness, presumption of innocence, due process and the democratic division of the public powers.

7. The functionality, security and stability of the network

The stability of the network, it’s security and global functionality must be actively preserved by means of adopting technical measures that are compatible with international standards, and encouraging the adoption of best practices.No one should have the ability to “turn off” the Internet totally or partially, in a territory and/or a specific segment of the population, and the service providers must be able to provide their services freely.

8. The interconnection

The interconnection between various Internet actors, within non-discriminatory conditions that enable guaranteed access to the network and it’s contents in all the national territory, must be promoted.

9. Interoperability

The arquitecture of the Internet and the communications systems, must be based on open standards that enable interoperability.

10. Juridical and standard-based environments

The juridical and regulatory environments must preserve the dynamics of the Internet, as an open collaborative space for all users, and must be guaranteed to remain free of blocks, interruptions, censures, interferences and surveillance.

OBJETIVES

The Objectives of our Association are:

  • Inform our members about the diverse events and regulatory issues that can affect their activities.
  • Comvene periodic meetings to debate issues of interest for members’ activities.
  • Organize and participate in events such as trade fairs, exhibitions and forums, both locally and internationally.
  • Actively promote the growth of the online services industry by means of mass media communications and specialized media.
  • Generate a single-point-of-gathering, where all sectors involved in the activity – national and international carriers, Internet access providers, value-added and online information service providers, and WWW service providers – can jointly develop activities that are beneficial to all.
  • Enable a single point of contact that provides sector information on companies and the products/services they offer, for the local and international markets.
  • Represent the interests of the members, before the authorities that govern the corresponding regulatory framework.
  • Participate actively in the formulation of these regulatory frameworks, projected laws, conditions and everything related to the activities of the members.
  • Establish a code of ethics for commercial practices within the local market.
  • Facilitate the creation of strategic alliances between members and with overseas companies, that generate such synergies that may benefit each of the participating parties.