Andrei Eric Baleanu

In the early 2000s, I built a "neighbourhood network" with some friends in Bucharest to provide cheap Internet connections to neighbours and free Internet to schools in the area. In 2005, I connected the network with other small ISPs and set up an association to represent our interests - InterLAN. Now, InterLAN Internet Exchange is the biggest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Romania and one of the main exchange points in South Eastern Europe. InterLAN is a member of Euro-IX and the RIPE NCC and the host of the RONOG Meeting. I also own and manage a group of ISP's in Romania: Phoenix Telecom and Bitway Telecom.