New Internet Exchange Point Launched 16 November in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] — A new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) was launched on 16 November in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Kinshasa IXP (KINIX) was funded through the Internet Society’s Community Grants Programme and managed by the DRC ISP Association (ISPA-DRC), as part of its DRC-IX project, which aims to …

Analysys Mason Study Demonstrates How the Fundamental Sustainability of the Internet Extends to Developing Countries

Analysys Mason’s new study published this week entitled ‘How the Internet continues to sustain growth  and innovation’ reveals how the market forces that have always ensured the sustainability of the Internet in developed countries also extend to developing countries. Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com) is a global specialist in telecoms, media and technology (TMT). The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) …

Reducing the Digital Divide: Internet Society Supports Establishment of Internet Exchange Points across Africa

[Johannesburg, South Africa –23 August 2012] – The Internet Society  announced that it has been selected by the African Union (AU) to conduct community mobilization and technical aspects workshops to support the establishment of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in AU Member States as part of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project.  The AXIS project aims …

Internet Society’s African Peering and Interconnection Forum Provides Opportunities for Regional Internet Growth

AfPIF-3 Highlights Regional Interconnection – Addressing Africa’s Internet Transit Deficit [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland –13 August 2012] – The third African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF-3), organized by the Internet Society, will be held 22-24 August 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A multistakeholder forum, AfPIF aims to foster national and cross-border interconnection opportunities where key …