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  • This week, the Internet Society has head out to Abuja, Nigeria to undertake a five-days workshop in partnership with the Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) on “Internet Routing Technologies and IXP interconnection.” Gathering more than 22 network engineers from the telecommunication and Internet sectors, the main objective of the training is to teach the participants the technical skills needed to maximize their benefits from local and regional interconnections at IXPs. The workshop is part of the Internet Society’s access, connectivity and infrastructure work to support the growth of...
    Date published 17 Noviembre 2015
  • Bratislava!  It’s CEE Peering Day! Welcome to the heart of Central Europe and the cross-roads for people, Internet networks, and partners!  What Are We Doing Here? Our team is committed to providing opportunities for people who are building Internet exchange points (IXPs), connecting networks, and making connectivity happen anywhere and everywhere. We support local and regional peering and interconnection events as we know that this is a place where people access each other, human and technical connections are made, and capacity development takes place. Two IXPs in the region...
    Date published 19 Marzo 2015
  • Photo Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market CC BY 2.0 The Seychelles Internet Exchange Point (Sey-IXP) was successfully launched on 20 February 2015 in Victoria, Seychelles. Sey-IXP was officiated by Mr. Danny Faure, Vice President and Minister of ICT of Seychelles and Dr. Elham Ibrahim, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy and attended by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Principal Secretary, Department of ICT, Senior Government Officials and Leaders of the Industry. The Sey-IXP was build to: Serve as a catalyst for innovation and development of...
    Date published 26 Febrero 2015
  • (Photo: © 2012 Victor NDONNANG, used with permission)   The “Internet in 2015: Infrastructure and Governance, state of affairs and perspectives” is the theme of an event organized by the Internet Society’s Cameroon Chapter on 12 February 2015 from 9:00 AM-14:00 PM at the Institute of Digital Governance in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This conference will offer a platform to share experiences and discuss topics relevant to the local Internet community, such as: Who's involved of the Internet Governance The IANA transition: development and prospects Internet Exchange Point: best practices 2014 in...
    Date published 10 Febrero 2015
  • Recently, Niger’s Constitutive General Assembly for the Niger Internet Exchange Point (IXP) met in Niamey on 23 January 2015. The Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, H.E. MrAbdou Mani, launched the event with a number of activities, including: Adoption of guidelines for the IXP Establishment of a board of Directors comprised of Internet service providers, government institutions, and Niger’s Research and Education Network (Niger REN), focused on ensuring effective implementation and launch of the Niger IXP. From the very start of this collaborative IXP project, the...
    Date published 05 Febrero 2015
  • The Serekunda Internet Exchange Point launched in Banjul, The Gambia on 12 July 2014 Gambia may be considered a small country (ranked 164th in the world) but in the Internet world, especially in Africa, I would like to elevate it much higher and place it among the emerging technology hubs of the region. Let me qualify my assertions. In the last four years, Gambia has been making bold steps, and in the right direction when it comes to Internet development. To start with in early 2012 Gambia hosted the prestigious Africa Internet Summit event preceded by a pre-Africa Network Operators Group (...
    Date published 05 Agosto 2014
  • In early February, the Internet Society organized an important workshop on  “Best practices for setting up Regional Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Carriers” for the Southern African region in Gaborone, Botswana.  This workshop is part of the African Union’s African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project that the Internet Society has been implementing since 2012. As part of this project, the Internet Society has organized Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Best Practice workshops in 21 African countries and Technical IXP training workshops in 15 African countries. Under...
    Date published 02 Abril 2014
  • Imagine a world where everyone can access and develop a connected, borderless, permission-less, limitless Internet that creates opportunity and progress for all.  At the Internet Society, this is our ambition and our inspiration behind the creation of an online guide to help bring the world online. One way to help do that - it's called the IXP Toolkit and its our hope that it will become a guide for people interested in either learning about, building, or investing in Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in emerging markets and developing economies.  But to do that we'll need your help....
    Date published 25 Febrero 2014
  • In 2010, the Internet Society, held the first Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was backed by several regional ICT bodies and brought out key issues affecting the region. For the last three years, Michuki Mwangi, training manager at the Internet Society has been involved in training and promotion of interconnection, both national and regional. He shares his insights on this year's meeting.  1. You have been involved in Africa tech for several years, what are some of the things you have learnt along the way?  Over the last 5 years, the...
    Date published 28 Agosto 2013
  • The Uganda Internet exchange point (UIXP) has completed a major upgrade that has seen its network transform from the traditional 'Layer 2' exchange to 'Layer 3', thanks to a community grant from Internet society and a Jon Postel Award. This development will greatly enhance the IXPs efforts to scale and offer more options and stability to the peers The project was started in January 2012 with the installation of a power back up system. This involved decommision the ageing 800va inverter + 100ah battery that had served for over 10 years to a new 3kva and two100ah batteries. This saw the UIXP go...
    Date published 13 Julio 2012