West Africa Peering Forum (WAPF)

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Pathway to building a dynamic and resilient Peering and Interconnection Ecosystem in West Africa

West Africa has a vast potential with Internet exchange points (IXPs) to bring faster, higher-quality connectivity to people as well as foster digital transformation. But high costs for transmission capacity, regulatory issues, and insufficient digital infrastructure and innovation is limiting in-country, intra-regional peering, and IXP growth.

At the 2021 West Africa Peering Forum (WAPF), stakeholders from the region and beyond examined how to foster peering and Interconnection and propose solutions to help networks connect the unconnected and provide high-speed, reliable, and resilient Internet to people at lower costs.

About WAPF

The West Africa Peering Forum (WAPF) is a regional peering and interconnection event, which promotes knowledge sharing and learning on Peering and Interconnection in the West Africa region. It believes knowledge and experience sharing can contribute to decades of growth in the African continent.

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Date and Time

14:00 – 15:30 UTC
(15:00 - 16:30 WAT)

Thursday 29 July 2021

Location

Online

Speakers

Aderemi Adejumo

Managing Director/Directeur General, Cloudflex Computing Service Ltd

Aderemi Adejumo has a Civil Engineering degree from City University, London and an MBA from Catholic university of Leuven, Belgium. He has more than 30-year experience in Technology, having worked… 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

Brian Davenport

Solutions Engineer/Ingénieur des solutions, Team Cymru

Brian Davenport is a Solutions Engineer for the Outreach department at Team Cymru. He brings a decade of experience utilizing metadata to improve network security and performance. As a Solutions… Read more

Ndiogou Fall

IP Transmission Expert, Orange International Infrastructure, Networks and Services (OINIS) - Africa/Expert Transmission et IP, Orange International Networks, Infrastructure and Services - Afrique

After holding a support position (Back Office) in the field of transport and transmission (FH, Satellite, SDH, WDM and Submarine cables) at the GNOC (Global Network Operations Center), Ndiogou held… 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

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