Jad El Cham

Based in Dubai, UAE




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A network engineer and cyber security enthusiast with extensive knowledge in designing, deploying and securing networks. Passionate about driving positive change in the telecommunications sector, Jad is currently serving as a Senior Public Policy Technical Advisor at RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry serving Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. His role involves engaging in strategic policy developments and monitoring emerging technology trends. Jad also focuses on capacity building and community knowledge sharing through dedicated workshops and tailored activities for network operators, universities, law enforcement agencies, banking institutions and government regulators. Before joining the RIPE NCC, Jad was in charge of deploying IP networks for SMEs and service providers in the Middle East and Europe. His experience spans the networking domain, IoT and mobile access technologies.

• Reply to Robert Leichssenring on Unlocking Digital Growth: The Role of IXPs in the Middle East by Jad El Cham

“IRAQ-IXP in Baghdad is missing,”

Hello Robert! Thank you for your comment. In fact, we are aware of the presence of IRAQ-IXP, but unfortunately data is not publicly available regarding this IXP. The IXP's website does not provide information on the operations of the IXP (such as Governance, operational model, members, traffic, etc.) and their PeeringDB profile also does not reveal much. Having said that, we are actively reaching out and collaborating with all IXPs in the region and hopefully we will be including IRAQ-IXP in future works and analysis.

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