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African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF): 12th Edition to be held in Ghana

African Peering and Interconnection Forum 12th Edition Host
African Peering and Interconnection Forum 12th Edition Host {PHOTO: @AfPIF/Twitter}

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), which will hold its second event in Accra, will hold its 12th edition in Ghana. The Internet Society and the African IXP Association are hosting the event, which aims to promote connectivity among Internet service providers, content providers, and data centers on the African continent. The event is being hosted by MainOne. It offers a forum for participants to share knowledge, discuss new trends, and promote cooperation.

Through Internet exchange points (IXPs), the AfPIF seeks to increase local Internet content and traffic exchange in Africa while also boosting the internet’s efficiency, dependability, and speed. This aggregation lessens the region’s dependence on foreign middlemen and makes it easier to distribute massive amounts of content.

The event’s country manager for Ghana, Emmanuel Kwarteng, expressed excitement about it, saying, “We at MainOne consider it a great honour to host the peering community in Ghana, and we are looking forward to welcoming participants from all over Africa and beyond to the vibrant city of Accra, which we refer to as the gateway to Africa. This event strongly aligns with our mission to promote digital inclusion in our region by facilitating the localization of internet traffic in Africa, which in turn increases the accessibility of content quickly and affordably and reduces network latency. We are looking forward to facilitating important conversations and collaborations that will hasten Africa’s digital transformation”.

AfPIF holds a special position as a catalyst for enhancing interconnection and peering across Africa, according to Kyle Spencer, Executive Director of the African IXP Association. “We reaffirm our commitment to enhancing the digital infrastructure of our continent as we assemble in Accra. AfPIF makes a significant contribution to the development of the African digital ecosystem, fostering economic advancement and strengthening communities by promoting the local exchange of Internet traffic. We anticipate stimulating conversations and teamwork that will accelerate the realization of a more interconnected Africa”.

With keynote addresses, panel discussions, technical sessions, and networking opportunities, the upcoming AfPIF event is sure to be exciting and captivating. Participants can network with industry experts, learn about current trends, and look into opportunities for collaboration across the African continent.

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