AF-CIX Sponsors African Peering and Interconnection Forum in Ghana
AF-CIX, an interconnect platform hosted in Rack Centre aimed at boosting internet speed and improving network performance for Internet Service Providers, Content Delivery Networks, Cloud Providers and Enterprises in Nigeria, is sponsoring the 2023 African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Ghana. The event is scheduled for 22 – 24 August 2023 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana. Stakeholders from the global data and connectivity industry will grace the Forum.
AfPIF is an a unique annual conference that aims to promotes the development of national and cross-border interconnection in Africa and offers offering the African technical community a unique opportunity to showcase interconnection challenges and opportunities. It focuses on Internet interconnection dynamics, content distribution, and transit obstacles at local and regional levels.
The annual event aims to encourage peering and networking opportunities by offering a Forum where key stakeholders – infrastructure and service providers, IXPs, regulators, and policymakers – can interact in a casual yet professional setting, exchanging their experiences and gaining insights from industry experts.The Forum aims to foster peering and networking opportunities where key players- infrastructure and service providers, IXPs, regulators, and policymakers can engage in a relaxed but business-like environment, sharing their experiences and learning from experts in the field.
Speaking on the support of AF-CIX for the Forum, the Head of Peering and Exchange Platforms, Obinna Adumike, said, “We are glad proud to be a silver sponsor for the 2023 African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) billed to hold in Ghana. The choice to sponsor this event is in line with our business objective of endorsing the enhancement of interconnection in Africa. We are dedicated to promoting traffic localization, cost efficiency, resiliency, and security for ISPs, CCPs and Enterprises. As we are all aware, today’s world heavily relies on interconnectivity.
The decision to sponsor the event aligns with our business objective of supporting the growth of interconnection in Africa. We are committed to driving traffic localization, cost efficiency resiliency and security andfor our networks and enterprise businesses, resiliency and security. As we all know, today’s world largely depends on interconnectivity”.
According to him, “AF-CIX provides a platform for peering interconnection services between service providers, cloud and content providers, Content Delivery Networks and Eenterprisese business. Beyond traffic growth and localization, we provide the enablement for next level digital adoption, low latency cloud adoption and functional traffic engineering for pParticipants. He stated that with the interconnect platform, participants or including businesses enterprises would enjoy the largest aggregation of cloud, content, and network service providers. The platform was launched in March 2023 and already has over 20 Participants”.
AF-CIX, hosted in Rack Centre- as part of innovations to support the growth of the Internet in Africa through effective and functional traffic localization, cost-effectiveness, resiliency, enterprise digitization acceleration, and community support, among other reasons- is specifically designed to complement the role of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria by providing a redundant path for local traffic exchange and a robust Interconnect Exchange.