Any Chief Technical Officer, Internet Service Provider or Peering Coordinator working in Africa and worth their salt will tell you that when it comes to industry conferences, it doesn’t get better than the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF). Now in it’s 6th year, the conference was held from 25-27 August at the Girassol Indy resort and Hotel in Maputo Mozambique.
The forum, organized by the Internet Society, brought together various industry players and stakeholders both regional and international for an intensive 3-day forum focusing on “regional interconnection dynamics and content issues.” Also in attendance were Data Centre managers, Internet Exchange Point operators and National Research and Education Network (NREN) carriers.
KOOBA CEO Richard Bell who was present at the event, and gave a detailed keynote presentation focusing among other things, the content space in Africa, the need for carrier-neutrality in data centres and the importance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as models for successful rollout of infrastructure in the region.
Click on the link below to watch the entire presentation courtesy of Internet Society.