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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
  • En los últimos cinco años la conectividad a Internet en África ha mejorado significativamente. Esta mejora se ha caracterizado por enormes inversiones en infraestructura de telecomunicaciones, especialmente en términos de conectividad intercontinental y de redes terrestres de fibra óptica. La inversión en cables submarinos fue del orden de USD3800 millones, mientras que las redes terrestres recibieron inversiones superiores a USD8000 millones. Los puntos de intercambio de tráfico (IXP, por sus siglas en inglés) utilizados para...
  • Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) Overview The Internet has become an essential tool for communication, commerce, and development in an increasingly globalized world. Governments around the world have given high priority to the development of their national Internet infrastructures and to achieving higher levels of Internet penetration among their populations. Those activities have been supported and catalyzed by national and international stakeholders, including local Internet service providers and other information technology businesses and nonprofit organizations...
  • Mrs Mirjam Kuehne, the Internet Society's Senior Education Program Manager, Mr Dawit Bekele, Manager, the Internet Society’s African Regional Bureau, Mr Adiel Aplokan, Mr Pierre Dandjinou distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen On behalf of the Internet Society of Mauritius and on my own name, I have the honour and pleasure to welcome you to Mauritius and to the Inet Africa 2006 Meeting. Au non de ISOC Maurice et a mon nom personnel, je vous souhaite la bienvenue a l’ile Maurice At the time when the Internet Society Chapter of Mauritius was set up in January 2000, our main program was to...
  • Conforme aumenta  la  globalización de Internet, la interconexión entre redes, proveedores de contenidos y usuarios se convierte en un factor cada vez más importante para crear la “red de redes” que es Internet. En el centro de este proceso de globalización están los puntos de intercambio de tráfico (IXP), instalaciones en las que todos los usuarios de Internet se conectan unos con otros, mejorando la calidad de servicio y reduciendo los costos de transmisión. Los IXP ya han jugado un papel importante en el desarrollo de...
  • Lancement d’un IXP soutenu par l’Internet Society et l’Association des fournisseurs d’accès à l’Internet de la RDC   [Washington, D.C. et Genève, le 19 Novembre 2012] – Un nouveau Point d’Echange Internet (IXP) a été lancé le 16 Novembre à Kinshasa, en RDC. Le point d’échange d’Internet de Kinshasa (KINIX) a été pris en charge à travers le Programme de Subventions Communautaires de l’Internet Society et a été géré par l...
  • Ghana Chapter is in the process of electing new Officers and Chairs for 2013 -’14 year period and if you're interested in running, now's your chance to join the Chapter and put your name forward. The following positions are vacant:    Officers Positions:   President Vice President Secretary Vice Secretary Financial Controller Chairs Positions: Chair, Technical Projects Chair, Programs and Communications Chair,  Education Chair, Membership   If you're interested in running in the election the Chapter is...