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Pingsta, Inc
Type Private
Founded Palo Alto, California, USA (2007)
Headquarters File:Flag of the United States.svg Redwood City, California, USA
Key people Peter Alfred-Adekeye, Founder & CEO
Industry Intellectual Network
Computer Networking

Pingsta is an intellectual collaboration platform exclusively for Internet engineers[1]. It was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States by Peter Alfred-Adekeye in February 2007 to serve as an intellectual collaborative tool for all the network inventors, scientists, distinguished engineers and technical leaders that have helped to create and continue to sustain the various components and technologies that make up the Internet. As of November 2008, Pingsta has members in 50 countries on all continents.


Pingsta Hall of Fame

The Pingsta Hall of Fame was created in 2008 to recognize outstanding engineers, scientists and individuals that have helped to create and continue to sustain the Internet[2][3]. The inaugural 2008 inductees include JCR Licklider, Ivan Sutherland, Donald Watts Davies, Paul Baran, Leonard Kleinrock, Robert W. Taylor, Lawrence Roberts, Stephen Wolff, Eric M. Aupperle and a host of other distinguished engineers and scientists.

The full list can be viewed here

mySolvr - The open internetwork intelligence repository

In April 2008, Pingsta formally launched mySolvr[4], an initiative aimed at capturing, aggregating, organizing and validating the re-usable intellectual capital of expert Internet engineers so users from all over the world can benefit from it.

Learn more about mySolvr

Origin of the Pingsta name

The name 'Pingsta' is a combination of two words Ping and "Star." The first word, PING, is the acronym for Packet InterNet Groper, a troubleshooting tool used to test IP network connectivity. Ping is also commonly used as a verb, "to Ping" meaning to contact someone. The second word Sta derived from the word Star - a subset of Superstar.


Pingsta is an invitation-only network and there are three ways to become a member[5]:

Pingsta ICE

In April 2008, Pingsta introduced a new service called Pingsta ICE, or Pingsta Intellectual Commerce Ecosystem[6]. Pingsta ICE enables Pingsta members to monetize their knowledge[7] and work from anywhere, anytime through any media while providing IT Service Providers, Large Enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, Governments and Small, Medium Businesses with network infrastructure break-fix support, consulting and research & development needs[8].

Pingsta ICE comes in three editions[9];

Pingsta ICE is currently available worldwide and it supports all IP technologies (e.g. LAN, Routing, Switching, Security, VoIP, MPLS, Mobile IP and more), from leading manufacturers of networking equipment - including Cisco, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Ericsson, Nokia, Foundry Networks, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu, Ciena, Sonus, Infinera and more.

Pingsta ICE – 101

Pingsta ICE – 101, created in May 2009, serves as creative visual to answer the what, why and how of Pingsta Intellectual Commerce Ecosystem.

Pingsta ICE Lead (PIL)

Pingsta ICE Lead also referred to as PIL, is a feature that simplifies task and payment management for independent consulting network engineers, who have several private clients.


  1. "". Pingsta,Inc.. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  2. Pingsta,Inc. (2008-12-23). "Pingsta Hall of Fame Inducts 50 Extraordinary Internet Engineers". Press release. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. "Pingsta's Inaugural Hall of Fame Members". Pingsta,Inc.. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  4. Pingsta,Inc. (2008-02-04). "Pingsta Launches mySolvr – an Open Repository of Comprehensive and Validated Internet Infrastructure and Application Intelligence.". Press release. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
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  6. Pingsta,Inc. (2008-04-15). "Pingsta Unveils its Intellectual Commerce Ecosystem - Pingsta ICE - the Next Generation Service Delivery Engine for the Networking Industry". Press release. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  7. "Pingsta helps network pros land consulting gigs". NetworkWorld. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  8. "Pingsta ICE Launch on YouTube". Pingsta,Inc.. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  9. "Pingsta ICE". Pingsta,Inc.. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  10. "Pingsta Introduces a Subscription-based Network Support Service for Small and Medium Businesses". Pingsta,Inc.. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
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