Africa Content Use and Hosting Distribution

Internet development in Africa: a content use, hosting and distribution perspective.

This study seeks to untangle the complexity of content use, hosting and distribution in Africa.

More specifically, it poses the following key questions:

  1. What type of content do African people consume?
  2. Where is local African content hosted? Taking into account local news website, how much of the content is hosted locally vs globally?
  3. How is content hosted in Africa?
  4. What routes are used to access locally hosted content?
  5. What is the latency for content hosted in various regions?

 

Project Name Internet development in Africa: a content use, hosting and distribution perspective
Date Q1 2018
Funding sources  Internal
Collaborators
  • Dr. Enrico Calandro - Research ICT Africa
  • Dr. Josiah Chavula - AFRINIC
  • Amreesh Phokeer - AFRINIC
Output/ Outcome

Publication:

  1. The Impact of Remote Hosting on Internet Performance
  2. Internet development in Africa: a content use, hosting and distribution perspective
  3. Presentation made during AFRINIC-29 in Tunisia

 

 

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