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Old Rules in New Regulations – Why “Sender Pays” Is a Direct Threat to the Internet

If we stop treating the Internet as a technology-neutral, general purpose network, we’ll lose it. 

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Eighty for Africa: Kenya and Nigeria’s IXP Success
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Eighty for Africa: Kenya and Nigeria’s IXP Success

Ten years ago the peering community came up with a vision: We wanted 80 percent of Internet traffic to be localized by 2020. I must admit, over the last decade ...
In a Time of Crisis, A Global Lockdown Needs a Digital Unlocking
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In a Time of Crisis, A Global Lockdown Needs a Digital Unlocking

We welcome this guest post from DE-CIX Group, an Organization Member of the Internet Society. We are at a very special moment in history right now. Never before in modern ...
Central African Peering Forum: A Defining Moment for Peering and Interconnection
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Central African Peering Forum: A Defining Moment for Peering and Interconnection

The first-ever Central African Peering Forum comes at a defining moment for Internet peering and interconnection. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have implemented measures to restrict people ...
Are We Ready to Work from Home in the Middle East?
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Are We Ready to Work from Home in the Middle East?

Even before COVID-19, political and economic scenes within the MENA region were changing. Differences across economies, politics, religion, and even the weather kept governments occupied. Amid all that, the region ...
Securing the Internet: Introducing Oracle Internet Intelligence IXP Filter Check
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Securing the Internet: Introducing Oracle Internet Intelligence IXP Filter Check

Oracle is an Organization Member of the Internet Society. We welcome this guest post announcing a new tool that complements our work to improve the security of the Internet’s routing ...
AfPIF Day Three: A Record Number of Women
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AfPIF Day Three: A Record Number of Women

It’s been a record-breaking year: 97 women attended AfPIF 2019, the highest ever, showing the fruits of diversity efforts from organizers and sponsors. In the last three years, there have ...
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AfPIF Day Two: International Traffic, the Economics of Peering, and a Look Ahead to 2030

In the last five years, Africa’s international traffic patterns have changed, with international and intra regional traffic growing, according to the latest statistics from Telegeography, presented at this year’s AfPIF ...