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African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF)

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum
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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.

AfPIF 2016

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Date: 30th August- 1st September 2016

The 7th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AFPIF) will be held over a 3-day period from 30th August-1st September 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

As a multi-stakeholder forum, AfPIF will seek to foster cross-border interconnection opportunities by ensuring that key players -- infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), international financial institutions, and policy-makers and regulators are present at the event. 

Who Should Attend

The forum is targeting 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 are sought to convene the event.

For more information about AfPIF 2016, please visit our AfPIF 2016 website (English) or Site AfPIF français for information in French.

Read about Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) Program Committee Governance Structure 

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