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Webinar: Anchoring the African Internet Ecosystem: Lessons from Kenya and Nigeria’s Internet Exchange Points Growth

Between 2012 and 2020, a vibrant community in Kenya and Nigeria, dedicated to Internet peering, helped dramatically boost the levels of Internet traffic that is locally exchanged from 30% to 70%.

 This has led to significant cost savings for participating networks. It has also positioned these two countries as the primary regional peering hubs in East and West Africa.

We unveiled a new report “Anchoring the African Internet Ecosystem: Lessons from Kenya and Nigeria’s Internet Exchange Point Growth” and discussed with some of the people, representing the key players, that had contributed to the success.

Watch the recorded livestream:

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Time

13:00 UTC

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Location

Online

Speakers and panelists

Sylvie LaPerrière

Interconnection Strategist, Google

Sylvie LaPerrière is a builder of the Global Internet. She is an Interconnection Strategist for Google’s peering, caching and cloud. Before joining Google, she launched and then expanded Tata Communications’… Read more

Michael Kende

Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Michael is a Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and a Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason. He is the former Chief Economist of the Internet Society,… Read more

Ben Roberts

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Telecom

Ben has been Liquid Telecom's Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer since 2017, having previously served as Chief Technical Officer since 2006. With over 20 years' experience across a range… Read more

Muhammed Rudman

CEO, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)

Muhammed Rudman is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria's first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 19 years extensive experience… Read more

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development

Michuki Mwangi, Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development at the Internet Society. Michuki Mwangi joined ISOC in April 2008 as Senior Education Manager working with the Education team to promote… Read more

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