Flamingo TV, which claims to be Bonaire’s largest broadband provider, has reportedly signed a connectivity agreement with the AMS-IX Caribbean internet exchange with a view to reducing upstream connectivity costs and latency and improving quality of service (QoS). The AMS-IX Caribbean infrastructure, which is housed at the E-Commerce Park Datacenter in Willemstad, Curacao, allows members and customers to interconnect and exchange IP traffic (better known as peering), directly with other AMS-IX Caribbean customers. This reduces the need to send traffic through a commercial transit provider. The agreement was inked at the annual Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC) event, which was held in Willemstad, Curacao.
Bonaire, along with Saba and Sint Eustatius (referred to as the BES Islands) are special municipalities of the Netherlands. All countries were part of the Netherlands Antilles until the country’s dissolution on 10 October 2010.
Other companies active within the Bonaire telecoms sector include wireline, broadband and IPTV operator Telefonia Bonairiano (Telbo) and wireless operators Digicel Bonaire, which acquired a GSM licence in April 2006, and UTS Bonaire (Chippie).