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An Internet Exchange Point Helps Haiti during Natural Disasters

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in August 2021, just as many people were starting their day. Over the course of several days, the quake and its aftershocks devastated the country, leaving more than 300 people dead, injuring hundreds more, and leveling homes, schools, and churches. But Haiti’s Internet exchange point managed to stay online, keeping the Internet running at a time when it was needed the most. Internet resilience

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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 ...
AfPIF-10 Kicks Off in Balaclava, Mauritius
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AfPIF-10 Kicks Off in Balaclava, Mauritius

The tenth meeting of Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) kicked off in Balaclava, Mauritius, with participants celebrating the achievements and looking forward to further collaboration. Andrew Sullivan, the President ...
African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced
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African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced

The 10th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF-10) has selected twenty fellows to participate in the meeting next month. The fellows are drawn from various fields such as interconnection, content, ...
Caribbean Community Gathers Together to Discuss Improving Connectivity in the Region
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Caribbean Community Gathers Together to Discuss Improving Connectivity in the Region

Cooperation has been key to expanding Internet access around the globe. Ten years ago, the African region created AfPIF, a space focused on collaboration about among regional actors on topics ...
Growing an Internet Exchange Point in Burkina Faso
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Growing an Internet Exchange Point in Burkina Faso

BFIX, the Burkina Faso Internet exchange point, was established as an association in Burkina on February 19, 2015 by Internet Service Providers (ISP), mobile telecommunication operators, and some public institutions ...
Register for AfPIF 2019
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Register for AfPIF 2019

Join us in Balaclava, Mauritius for the 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) from 20-22 August 2019. AfPIF attracts ISPs, content providers, governments, and IXPs for three days of ...
IXDO Project: An Internet Exchange Point in the Dominican Republic
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IXDO Project: An Internet Exchange Point in the Dominican Republic

For more than a decade, different organizations from civil society and the private sector have been involved in efforts to establish an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the Dominican Republic, ...
Learn More about IXPs at the Middle East Network Operators Group
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Learn More about IXPs at the Middle East Network Operators Group

Internet Exchange Points are now considered to be an integral part of the Internet infrastructure worldwide. In very simple terms they are layer 2 switches that are used to route ...