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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.

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Date and 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 Advisor at Analysys Mason; Digital Development Specialist, IFC

Michael Kende is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Trade and Economic Integration and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, teaching a course on Internet Economics and… Read more

Ben Roberts

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer/Directeur de la technologie et de l’innovation au sein du groupe, Liquid Intelligent Technologies

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

Muhammed Rudman

Founding CEO, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria/Fondateur, Directeur Général de Point d’échange du Nigéria

Muhammed Rudman is the founding CEO of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), the country's first and only neutral IXP. A seasoned IT professional with more than 20 years… Read more

Michuki Mwangi

Distinguished Technologist, Internet Growth

I'm the Distinguished Technologist for Internet Growth at the Internet Society. I lead the Internet Growth portfolio, which focuses on measuring, building, and extending a resilient Internet to those who… Read more

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