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Building the Internet takes all kinds of people and, like anywhere, it takes a lot of work and a lot and a lot of trail and error.

If you’re working in the world of African Internet when it comes to policy, tech or content – next week is key!

Starting on August 24th, Africa’s leading Internet experts will meet in Maputo, Mozambique for the annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF).

The 3 day event – which will also be LiveStreamed – offers intense learning and more meaningful business and networking opportunities than a typical tech conference.

AfPIF 2015 Focuses on Case Studies

Speakers and sessions at this year’s AfPIF will focus on personal case studies. Together, participants will review what’s worked and what hasn’t when it comes to things like interconnection, peering and traffic exchange in Africa.

The three-day forum will engage in discussions on carrier neutral data center services and best practice, peering and transit experiences, tracking the evolution of intra African traffic localization and peering evolution in Africa.

Richard Bell, CEO of KOOBA, is scheduled to give the keynote: “Content and Data Centres - The Next Frontier for East Africa’s Silicon Savannah”

Patrick Christian of Telegeography will present new data on Africa Interconnection growth over the last 5 years in the second keynote of the event.

Learn How to Build IXPs

The “how to” sessions allow participants from established and new IXPs to share ideas on how to build IXPs, why and how to interconnect, and how to build an IXP from scratch.

Meet People Who Are Facing Similar Challenges

One of the major highlights of AfPIF meetings is the “peering introductions” sessions, where participants express interest in meeting participants from various networks and the introductions are organized through a meeting tool.

Join us online or in person

This year’s AfPIF will to be hosted by Eduardo Mondlane University Computing Centre (CIUEM) partnership with the Internet Society.

It takes place at :

Girassol Indy Congress Hotel & SPA.

Rua Macombe Nongué-Nongué, R.1.373 - Sommerschield, Maputo, Mozambique.

Not in Maupto? No problem. The conference will also be broadcast over LiveStream and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences virtually.

Find out how to register on the AfPIF 2015 website.

You’ll head back to work reenergized and with new contacts to help you take on even some of the most difficult challenges when it comes to building an open and affordable Internet across Africa.

photo: © Nyani Quarmyne / Internet Society

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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We need politics to allow the smooth boundlessness Internet and interconnections in AFRICA. Africa should support fully the implementation of OUTERNET for the satellites to enhance and embrace the communication technology and innovations to roll out.
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