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Virtual Peering Series – Africa: #1: 
Effects of COVID-19 on the African Internet

1 September 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 UTC

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About Virtual Peering Series – Africa

Submarine fiber cuts, new IXPs, regulatory frameworks and licensing reviews, announcement of new submarine cables, and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic are some of the recent regional events and developments. But what is their impact on the peering and interconnection scene in Africa? 

The African IXP Association, in partnership with the Internet Society, is proud to announce The Virtual Peering Series – Africa: A collection of online events that will highlight and analyze key issues and recent developments in Africa’s Internet ecosystem.

The Virtual Peering Series has been developed by the AfPIF Program Committee and event organizers with the goal of promoting awareness, fostering collaboration, and developing the region’s peering and interconnection ecosystem in order to achieve the vision of sourcing 80% of Africa’s traffic locally.

Event themes will include the impact of COVID-19, new IXPs, new policy and regulation, new submarine cables, fibre cuts, and more.

 Who should attend

These events target chief technology officers, peering coordinators and business development managers, Internet service providers and operators, telecommunications policy-makers and regulators, content providers, Internet exchange point (IXP) operators, infrastructure providers, and data center managers.

Upcoming events

Beyond Peering
06 October
Online Tuesday 06 October 2020

Beyond Peering

The second session in the Virtual peering Series – Africa examines how to go ‘beyond peering’.…