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AU-ECCAS Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop, Libreville, Gabon, 21 July 2014
AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014
AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014
"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014
"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014
Best Practice Workshop in Chad
Best Practice Workshop in Mali
AU-ECCAS Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop, Libreville, Gabon, 21 July 2014

AU-ECCAS Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop, Libreville, Gabon, 21 July 2014

AU-ECCAS Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop, Libreville, Gabon, 21 July 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU-EASTERN Africa Regional Internet Exchange Point and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop – Kigali, Rwanda, 26 - 30 May 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Burundi: “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”, March 21 2014, Bujumbura, Burundi

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”, Windhoek, Namibia – 7th March, 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

"Keep regional e-traffic regional" AU-SADC Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier Workshop - Gaborone, Botswana - 3 - 7 Feb 2014

Best Practice Workshop in Chad

Best Practice Workshop in Chad

Best Practice Workshop in Chad

Best Practice Workshop in Mali

Best Practice Workshop in Mali

Best Practice Workshop in Mali

Overview

Africa is currently paying overseas carriers to exchange “local” (continental) traffic. This is both a costly as well as an inefficient way of handling intra-country exchange of Internet traffic. It is therefore in the interests of all countries in Africa to find ways of optimizing internet traffic, to support intra-continental traffic flows and save costs and reduce latency.

The Program on Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) has highlighted the importance of establishment of Internet Exchange Points in its priority action plan. The African Internet Exchange System is an implementing project of PIDA.

OBJECTIVE OF AXIS PROJECT:

The African Internet Exchange System Project aims to keep Africa’s internet traffic local by providing capacity building, policy & regulatory support and technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), Regional Internet Exchange Points (RIXPs) and Regional Internet Carriers (RICs) in Africa.

BENEFITS OF AXIS PROJECT:

Establishment of Internet Exchange Points contributes to the following;

  • Reduction of delay/latency on packets between participating Internet Exchange Point networks
  • Transit Cost savings
  • Increased number of new local online applications
  • Increased quality of local access

In summary, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) have direct benefits such as reduced latency, low cost and good bandwidth as a result of avoiding the data to route through upstream internet providers.

PROJECT FINANCING

AXIS Project is co-financed by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and Government of Luxembourg. African Union Commission signed an agreement with Luxemburg Development Agency to support implementation of the project.