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The 7th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 30 August - 1 September 2016. AfPIF is the annual conference organised by the Internet Society to specifically address interconnection challenges together with the wide-ranging opportunities the African continent offers. Tanzania is well-known for its safari, Mount Kilimanjaro and beautiful Zanzibar beaches, but not only that: it established its first IXP, the Tanzania Internet eXchange (TIX), back in 2003, helping to keep Africa’s Internet traffic within the continent. Keeping traffic local reinforces the infrastructure environment thus building resiliency, and IXP customers can enjoy not only an increased speeds but also a reduction of  latency and cost.

 

doualaAFRINIC's IPV6 and INRM Training Team wrapped up a four-day training session held in in Douala, Cameroon. Forty-one people attended the training. Running from 30 August - 02 September 2016, the training sessions were conducted at the Hotel Sawa.

We wish to extend our appreciation to ANTIC for hosting this event.

AFRINIC's training programme aims to help network engineers in Africa plan and manage Internet Number resources and IPv6 networks.

Read more on AFRINIC Trainings.

AFRINIC's IPV6 and INRM Training Team wrapped up a four-day training session held in in Lagos NIgeria.

Thirty-nine people attended the training. 

Running from 23 - 26 August 2016, the training sessions were conducted at the NIRA Complex.

We wish to extend our appreciation to the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), and  Information Technology & Media Services - University of Ibadan ITeMS for hosting this event.

AFRINIC's training programme aims to help network engineers in Africa better plan and manage Internet Number resources and IPv6 networks.

Read more on AFRINIC Trainings

You can see more of the event from the storify below.

Mwendwa Kivuva, AFRINIC's Project Manager highlights why it is important for Internet players to be at the AfPIF meeting which is being held from 30 August to 01 September in Tanzania.

If you are passionate about ICT policy, Peering, and Interconnection, then the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is the place to be. The 7th annual AfPIF takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 30 August – 1 September 2016. AfPIF is a multistakeholder forum organized by the Internet Society that brings together a diverse range of business leaders, infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), international financial institutions, policy-makers, and regulators from all over the world. 

The full article is published on Circle ID.