The African Peering and Interconnection Forum addresses the key interconnection, peering, and traffic exchange opportunities and challenges on the continent and provides participants with global and regional insights for maximising opportunities that will help grow Internet infrastructure and services in Africa.
Location: Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire
Date: 22 - 24 August 2017
The 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) will be held over a 3-day period from 22-24 August 2017 in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.
An open and inclusive forum, AfPIF focuses on developing Internet interconnection and traffic exchange opportunities by bringing together key players - infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), content producers and providers, data center operators, policy-makers and regulators, to advance the peering ecosystem in Africa.
Who Should Attend
The forum targets executives, Chief Technology Officers, peering coordinators and business development managers from the African region, Internet service providers and operators, telecommunications policy-makers and regulators, content providers, Internet exchange point (IXP) operators, infrastructure providers, data center managers, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), carriers and transit providers, and [international financial organizations]. The forum is planned as a non-profit event and international sponsorship and support have been sought to convene the event.