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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
  • © iStockPhoto / Internet Society Want to be one of 60 participants to learn about some of the fascinating issues that surround the Internet in Ghana? If you apply now and it could be you!   Ghana's Chapter wants to help build awareness and skills around the future of the open Internet in Ghana and hold two training sessions. The first will be on Internet Governance, the second will be on Internet Standards Development.  Each session will be open to 30 people each.   "An open Internet is such an important platform for education, sharing ideas, and...
  • When SEACOM launched its fiber optic network along the East African coast in 2009, expectations were high that it would lead to lower connectivity costs, businesses and infrastructure growth in the region. Three years later, it has not disappointed. Immediately after entry, connectivity costs fell from $3,500 per Mbps to $500 per Mbps and this gave businesses in the region a lifeline with the reduction of operational, travel costs for those with a large footprint and accelerated growth of smaller businesses offering applications and online services.   "Africa still faces a...
  • 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. Africa Peering and Interconnection Opportunities: The Transition from National...
  •   The Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is a three-day event which starts with a one day training programme followed by a two-day forum that aims to address the key Interconnection opportunities and challenges that exist in the region.     AfPIF Goals AfPIF aims to foster national and cross-border interconnection opportunities by providing a forum where key players from infrastructure and service providers, IXPs, regulators and policy makers can engage in a relaxed but business like environment, sharing their experiences and learning from experts in...
  • African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2011 Despite the growing regional infrastructure, most of the cross-border Internet traffic exchange is done in Europe and North America. This is a clear indication that the satellite routing policies are still predominant in a submarine and terrestrial fiber setting. A visible example is a trace of the path followed by an Internet packet from Nairobi, Kenya to Kigali, Rwanda. The packet from Nairobi will go to Europe then back to Kigali. The anomaly is that Rwanda is a landlocked country, and has its international fiber connectivity terrestrially...
  • The project that has enabled the creation of the first Internet Centre in vIbanda Sub-county in Uganda, East Africa. This report narrates the activities of the  project carried out, how the grant has been used and also describes both the achievements Outcomes & Achievements  Outcomes An Internet Centre has been established. The centre is offering internet services to the people; on average a 100 people visit the centre everyday. The project is fostering computer Literacy among the people of Ibanda and the  surrounding sub-counties 75 women (members of our organization)...