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  • As you may know, AFRINIC-21 meeting was held in Ebene, Mauritius, from 22 to 28 November 2014 under the theme ''AFRINIC-21: A Decade of Open and Community-Driven Number Resource Management in Africa''.   Attended by more than 255 participants, the different meetings held under AFRINIC-21 provided a unique opportunity for Internet-related individuals and organizations to get together and talk about the policies governing Internet number resource distribution in the African region while enhancing their technical knowledge through attending workshops land tutorials. The event was also a...
    Date published 02 Diciembre 2014
  • Two weeks ago the Internet Society was in São Tomé and Príncipe conducting its 27th Technical Aspects workshop, under the AXIS project, in collaboration with the Regulatory Authority (Autoridade Geral de Regulação) of São Tomé. The workshop equipped experts with the information they needed to connect to and manage an Internet Exchange Point (IXPs). This week, together with the African Union Commission, the Internet Society is back in another Lusophone African country to extend support and provide a 5-day technical training mainly focusing on setting up, operating and administering IXPs....
    Date published 26 Noviembre 2014
  • The AXIS “Best Practices Capacity Building” workshop, which is conducted by the Internet Society in collaboration with the African Union, opened today 20 November 2014 in Mauritius at Domaine Les Pailles, near Port Louis. For the next two days the workshop will be mainly aiming at providing participants with the required knowledge to enhance their understanding of the benefits of IXPs as well as reinforce their awareness on the establishment and management of an Internet Exchange Point. The workshop will further be focusing on highlighting the importance of an IXP on accessing and keeping...
    Date published 21 Noviembre 2014
  • Credit: Photo by Sallam from Yemen - CC-BY-SA-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons   The economy is suffering, illiteracy levels are among the highest in the world, and most high school and university graduates are struggling to find work. Even worse, the security situation is dire: assassinations, kidnappings, and other violent acts have become routine. This is the state of Yemen today. But one segment of society that is trying to reverse the country’s fortunes is Yemen’s youth. Young Yemenis today could prove the greatest asset in getting the country back on its feet. Technology has a big role...
    Date published 27 Noviembre 2013
  • Karen Rose – Internet Society Opening Remarks INET Africa – Rabat, Morocco – 6 June 2008 Sabaah el’kheer, bon jour and good morning. Wa shukran ya Ounsa for your welcome and great presentation of ISOC Morocco activities. I’d also like to thank AfNOG and AfriNIC for once again allowing us to present INET Day Africa in conjunction with their annual joint meeting, Maroc Telecom for providing connectivity, and EMI and CNRST for their local hosting support over the past 2.5 weeks. The theme for today’s INET session is “African Interconnection – the Value Proposition” We’d like to explore the...
  • Résumé Au fur et à mesure que l'Internet se mondialise, l'interconnexion entre les réseaux, les fournisseurs de contenu et les utilisateurs  devient de plus en plus primordiale au développement du « réseau de réseaux » qu’est l'Internet. Au cœur de cette  mondialisation figurent les points d'échange Internet (Internet Exchange Point,  IXP), des  entités qui permettent à tous les acteurs de l'Internet de s'interconnecter directement...
  • IXP launch supported by the Internet Society and the DRC ISP Association [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] -- A new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) was launched on 16 November in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Kinshasa IXP (KINIX) was funded through the Internet Society’s Community Grants Programme and managed by the DRC ISP Association (ISPA-DRC), as part of its DRC-IX project, which aims to establish IXPs in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Goma. KINIX will serve as a catalyst for innovation and development of Internet services and applications in the DRC, and...
  • Introduction The Internet has changed the world. It has revolutionized the way individuals communicate and collaborate, the way entrepreneurs and corporations do business and the way governments develop policy and interact with their citizens. The Internet is a catalyst for innovation, communication, economic growth and social development. In just two decades, Internet access has enabled India to become a powerhouse in software development and Chinese companies to become agile manufacturers of personal electronics.   The Internet encourages and facilitates community building,...
  • The Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum 2010: Unlocking Africa’s Regional Interconnection addressed the key Interconnection opportunities and challenges in Africa and provided participants with global and regional insights on maximising regional opportunities. As a multi-stakeholder forum, the event facilitated robust discussion on cross-border interconnection approaches and challenges by encouraging participate by a range key players such as; infrastructure providers, Service Providers, IXPs and regulators. Interconnection: the Cross-Border Policy and Regulatory Challenges Strategic...
  • The Internet Society held its INET Africa Conference on 4 May 2007 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 6 and AfNOG 8 meetings in Abuja, Nigeria. The morning session focused on technical as well as policy aspects surrounding Internet standards development and applications, with special attention on security and efforts to fight unwanted traffic on the Internet. The afternoon session included an open discussion on Internet governance issues of importance to the continent in preparation for the IGF Meeting in Rio de Janeiro later this year. The detailed summary of the conference outputs is available...