Leandro Matías Rzezak
2012, Argentina & Uruguay
Innovative technology for mass provision of the new Internet
Computer Science

On February 3, 2011 the internet ran out of numbers. The Internet protocol addresses provided by the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) system, used to identify and locate Internet hosts ran out, and although this system already had a successor, IPv6, which should have addressed this problem, the adoption of IPv6 still remains problematic today.

Until all internet content is achieved via IPv6 both addressing systems must coexist. This is forcing mobile operators to invest in systems that allow IPv4 users to connect to IPv6 services, but to achieve compatibility between the two protocols is not easy. The problem is exacerbated in emerging countries, where internet penetration increases exponentially.

Aware of this situation, the young Argentinean Leandro Matias Rzezak decided to tackle the challenge of developing a system to pave the way. Matias has not only done this, but he has achieved it through innovation. His flexible IP selection tool (IFIVS) allows for “a more rapid and smooth evolution to IPv6”.

The technology implemented by this young innovator promises to accelerate the transition to IPv6 ”for a large part of cable internet users in Latin America and the Caribbean” - according to Rzezak- a dire necessity in order to protect the growth of internet access in these regions given the current lack of IPv4 directions.

Intraway currently has over 100 employees, and the technologies designed by Rzezak and his team manages more than 40 million network devices installed in the homes of millions of users spread across 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and about 40 mobile operators use his products.