[AfrICANN-discuss] Reminder - Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), 11-12 August 2010

Michuki Mwangi mwangi at isoc.org
Fri Jul 30 10:59:02 SAST 2010

<Apologies for cross posting>

Reminder to Register and Attend!  Spaces are limited!

African Peering and Interconnection Forum: Unlocking Africa’s Regional

11-12 August 2010 - Sarova Panafric Hotel - Nairobi, Kenya

Registration is free.  Event information, provisional agenda, visa
information, and registration available at:


About the Event

The Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum: Unlocking Africa’s
Regional Interconnection will address the key Interconnection
opportunities and challenges in Africa and provide participants with
global and regional insights on maximising regional opportunities.  In
addition to unique opportunities to learn from international and
regional experts, the event will seek to foster a robust discussion on
cross-border interconnection approaches and challenges by encouraging
participate by a range key players such as; infrastructure providers,
Service Providers, IXPs and regulators.

International and regional speakers include: Bill Norton
(DrPeering.net), Kurtis Lindqvist (NetNod, Euro-IX), Mike Jensen, Mike
Blanche (Google), Nishal Gorbudhan (AfriNIC), Jonny Martin (Packet
Clearing House), SEACOM,  an update on the New Partnership for African
Development's (NEPAD) regional broadband infrastructure plan, and many

Agenda Themes

• The Peering vs Transit Economics

• Peering and Interconnection Strategies for Operators

• Interconnection the Cross-Border Policy and Regulatory Challenges

• A Guide to Peering and Interconnection Contracts and Negotiations

• Africa Peering and interconnection Opportunities: The Transition from
National ISPs to Regional Carriers

• Interconnection and the Content Equation

This event is organised by the Internet Society as a non-profit event,
in partnership with local hosts TESPOK, the Telecommunications Service
Provisions Association of Kenya.  Event sponsors include Google and
Orange, with additional support from NetNOD, Ams-IX and DE-CIX.


Michuki Mwangi
ISOC Regional Development Manager - Africa
Email: mwangi at isoc.org
Tel: +254-733-570705

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