AfPIF 2015 - The Lessons Learnt

Location: Girassol Indy Congress Hotel & SPA, Maputo, Mozambique
Date: 25-27 August, 2015

The 6th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AFPIF) was held over a 3-day period from 25 – 27 August in Maputo, Mozambique. 

The event discussed regional interconnection dynamics and content issues that are critical components of transit deficits.

As a multi-stakeholder forum, AfPIF seeks to build cross-border interconnection opportunities by ensuring that key players -- infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), IXPs, international financial institutions, and policy-makers and regulators are present at the event. 

Who Attended

The forum is targeting executives, Chief Technology Officers, peering coordinators and business development managers from the African region, Internet service providers and operators, telecommunications policy-makers and regulators, content providers, Internet exchange point (IXP) operators, infrastructure providers, data center managers, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), carriers and transit providers, and [international financial organizations]. The forum is planned as a non-profit event and international sponsorship and support are sought to convene the event.

You can find AfPIF 2015 presentation slides and livestream here:

Read AfPIF 2015 Meeting Summary Report

AfPIF 2016

Next year's AfPIF is scheduled to take place in Tanzania! Follow the hashtag #AfPIF2016 for the latest!