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African Union picks Internet Society to help establish IXPs

Friday 24 August 2012 | 13:06 CET | News
The Internet Society said it has been selected by the African Union (AU) to conduct community mobilisation 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 Internet Society will hold 60 such workshops in 30 countries. Currently, much of Africa's internet traffic is routed through IXPs outside the continent. Independent analysis has shown that Africa pays over USD 600 million to developed countries every year for inter-African traffic exchange that is carried

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Internet Society
Countries: Africa
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