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Internet Society Report Highlights Opportunity to Advance Digital Economy in Africa

Internet Exchange Points play critical role in expanding Internet access and lowering connectivity costs in Kenya and Nigeria

A new report published today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) explains the steps African countries can take to bring faster and less expensive Internet connectivity to the continent. The report illustrates how better connectivity represents a key opportunity for countries to continue to develop more resilient digital economies. Entitled “Anchoring…

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Internet Society Foundation announces skills development grants

Grants of up to $150,000 for eligible organizations in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal

The Internet Society Foundation (www.ISOCFoundation.org) has launched a new grant programme that aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. In its pilot year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme…

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Internet Society Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Projects that Promote the Benefits of the Internet

Projects in Mali, Madgascar, South Africa among grant recipients

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to USD $30,000 each) to 13 ground-breaking projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world. The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/) established the Internet Society Foundation (http://bit.ly/2rOclzv) to fund projects…

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New Internet Exchange Point in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring faster and more reliable Internet access to region

Currently, Internet traffic in Lumbumbashi, the second largest city in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is exchanged outside the region and in many cases, outside the country

The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (ISPA-DRC.cd) launched a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Lubumbashi that will bring faster and more reliable…

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Summit Seeks to Connect Communities in Africa to the Global Internet

The fourth annual Summit aims to promote the creation and growth of community networks

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with the University of Dodoma announced today that the Fourth Annual Community Networks Summit will be held in Dodoma, Tanzania from 28 October – 2 November 2019. Community Networks are “do-it-yourself” telecommunications networks built by local communities…

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Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Annual event serves as a platform to expand and develop the Internet in Africa

Mauritius will host the 10th anniversary edition of the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava, from 20-22 August 2019, which is being organised by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) in collaboration with Rogers Capital. AfPIF 2019 will connect and bring key…

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10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum to Be Held in Mauritius

Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is an annual event that serves as a platform to develop the African Internet

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) have announced that they will hold the 10th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Port Louis, Mauritius from 20-22 August, 2019 in collaboration with the local host, Rogers Capital. AfPIF is an annual event that serves as a platform…

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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country

The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.  An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers…

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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open…

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Protecting Privacy and Personal Data Key to Digital Economy in Africa, says Internet Society

Internet Society and African Union Commission launch guidelines on Personal Data Protection

Today at the Africa Internet Summit (www.InternetSummit.africa) in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy…