Augustine CHII Ngek chii.ngek at gmail.com
Sam 5 Sep 19:07:20 UTC 2015

Thanks Denis for this report. We have to sit here in Cameroon. We are too
slow in Cameroon. Good you are in the ministry in charge
On 3 Sep 2015 14:39, "Foncham Doh" <fonchamdoh at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Maputo 2015 was a great success.AfPIF was celebrating its 5 years of
> existence and so it was equally necessary to celebrate its achievements. In
> fact one of these achievements was the fact this year recorded the highest
> number participants from all over the world.
> Presentations revealed that many IXPs have been established across Africa,
> thanks to the activities of AfPIF. Many content providers like Google are
> now seeing Africa as a potential place for business. Africa has equally
> witnessed an increase in its international band width, within the last 5
> years with the landing of many high speed optical fiber networks at its
> shores.
> “The time for African content is therefore now” said one of the content
> providers. Africans have to start thinking of producing their contents and
> hosting them at home rather hosting abroad.
> There were presentations on the impact of peering in Africa and why cross
> border interconnection is important. Many high speed undersea optical fiber
> companies like SEACOM, presented their services and their role in assisting
> interconnection. Other peering partners like AKAMAI that are not yet
> present in Africa were there to present their services and to explain how
> peering with them can greatly improve internet performance.
> The Administrator of Gambia’s IXP which is less than one year was happy to
> present their experiences and share with participants on how to better
> attract contents and greatly benefit from the IXP.
> There were equally great presentations on the usefulness and need for data
> centers.
> After all the presentations and as a Cameroonian and as a member of the
> internet society and also as a government stakeholder, I concluded that
> there is great need for our internet exchange point, CAMIX to go
> operational before AfPIF2016 which will be in Tanzania. We are lagging
> behind in this challenge. What do you think?
> *Foncham Denis DohTelecommunications EngineerDiploma Internet
> Governance(NEPAD e_Africa  Capacity building programmeCurrent research: IXP
> in CameroonTel: 237 677684766*
> *email: fonchamdoh at yahoo.com <fonchamdoh at yahoo.com>Skype :
> foncham_denistwitter: @denis_doh*
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