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  • --Save the Date-- AfPIF-2017 from 22 – 24 August 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Join us for 3 days of sharing, learning and networking at the 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 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. Why...
    Date published 10 March 2017
  • --Réservez les dates-- AfPIF-2017 du 22 au 24 août 2017 à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Rejoignez-nous pour les 3 jours de partage d’informations, d’apprentissage et de networking à l’occasion de la 8ème édition du forum africain sur le peering et l’interconnexion  Etant un forum multi-acteurs, ouvert et inclusif, AfPIF cherche à développer les opportunités d’interconnexion et d’échange de Traffic de l’Internet en s'assurant que les principaux acteurs – les fournisseurs d’infrastructure, les fournisseurs de service Internet, les Points d’échange de l’Internet (IXP), les...
    Date published 10 March 2017
  • While access to the Internet used to be the critical bottleneck in many emerging countries, the mobile Internet has changed all of that. Just as mobile telephony quickly leap-frogged fixed telephony in almost every country, the mobile Internet is now the main form of access for most users. Today, with some countries having 90% availability of mobile Internet, but with adoption far below that level, we see clearly that Internet access is a means to an end, and that end is Internet content. Our new report, "Promoting Content in Africa" shows that content is king for increasing demand for...
    Date published 31 August 2016
  • Sub-Saharan Africa has seen great improvements in connectivity infrastructure and affordability in recent years. In particular, in some countries up to 90% or more of citizens have access to mobile Internet signals. In spite of this, Internet adoption is stagnating in many countries. The report "Promoting Content in Africa" poses that in order to spur growth, a greater emphasis on the demand for Internet connectivity is required. The report focusses on a number of issues which need to be addresses in order to facilitation content creation and availability, thereby improving the value of...
    Date published 31 August 2016
  • It's the first day of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, or as most of the crew here call it, AfPIF. AfPIF started six years ago and has since grown into one of the continent's most beloved events, dedicated to bringing Africa online. From a business point of view, it challenges the traditional Western competitive model. Instead, it shows that when companies work together, their bottom line benefits and customers get better service for less. It's called peering. When companies peer, they are working together for a stronger Internet. Today AfPIF reminded people of peering's success...
    Date published 30 August 2016
  • For the last seven years, Africa’s technology players have gathered at the annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF).  It’s a rare forum that brings together the people who are at the starting point of connecting Africa.  Together they exploring ways to reduce Internet connectivity costs, and grow local and regional exchange of Internet traffic. From businesses to service providers to policy makers, AfPIF is a diverse and dedicated community who believe that we are better together. They WANT to enhance exchange of content at local level, and enjoy ...
    Date published 29 August 2016
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDate: 30th August- 1st September 2016 I'm leaving an incredible week at the African Internet Summit in Bostwana feeling inspired! Africa IS at a tipping point and we need to keep the momentum going. To that end I'd like to remind everyone about the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (or AfPIF it's known) happening at the end of August in  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AfPIF about building connections. Connections across boarders, connections between people, connections between governments, connections...
    Date published 10 June 2016
  • The adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this week in New York is a milestone for the international community. And, implementing these goals is the challenge of our times. We applaud the world's governments for agreeing to a specific, active agenda to address clearly defined sustainability goals. Making the SDGs a reality will of course, involve the cooperation and collaboration of the whole of the global community across continents, cultures and disciplines --not just governments but also business, academia and the many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have the...
    Date published 23 September 2015
  • Working with Local Partners We started day two at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) with the opening ceremony, attended by leaders from Mozambique’s government, education sector, and the private sector. Mozambique’s team is really helping make a difference by opening up the market, supporting the IXP, and working on innovative University projects. Raul Echeberria, VP, Global Engagement at the Internet Society, gave the opening address; underscoring the importance of training and partnerships, if Africa is to achieve its technology goals. “The Internet Society has trained...
    Date published 26 August 2015
  • Missed the first day of AfPIF? Here's the recap! The first day of AfPIF is usually known as “Peering Coordinators’ Day”, and focused on addressing emerging technical issues on interconnection in line with this year’s theme “Lessons Learnt”. Overview For AfPIF-15 Day 1, topics for discussion related to data centre operations and features such as cross-connects. There was a session that shared peering and transit experiences and tutorials. why should we be measuring interconnection was the title of the last panel discussion that showcased the state and evolution of interconnection in Africa ....
    Date published 26 August 2015