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Infrastructure & Energy August 29, 2017

Dakar, Senegal – 29th August, 2017: The African Union Commission (AUC), through its Department of Infrastructure and Energy, in collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunica

Infrastructure & Energy July 31, 2017 to August 02, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop in collaboration with East Africa Community (EAC) in Kampala, Uganda to validate the draft E

Infrastructure & Energy July 26, 2017 to July 28, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop in collaboration with Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and Postal & Telecommu

Infrastructure & Energy May 11, 2017

H.E Dr. Amani ABOU-ZEID, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of African Union commission, has visited the Rwanda Internet Exchange Point on 11 May 2017.

Infrastructure & Energy March 27, 2017 to March 29, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to validate the draft baseline report on EAC Regional Interconnection regul

Infrastructure & Energy March 23, 2017 to March 24, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop to validate the draft baseline report on SADC Regional Interconnection policy and regulatory

News & Events

Infrastructure & Energy May 11, 2017

H.E Dr. Amani ABOU-ZEID, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of African Union commission, has visited the Rwanda Internet Exchange Point on 11 May 2017.

Infrastructure & Energy March 27, 2017 to March 29, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to validate the draft baseline report on EAC Regional Interconnection regul

Infrastructure & Energy March 23, 2017 to March 24, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop to validate the draft baseline report on SADC Regional Interconnection policy and regulatory

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Overview of African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) Project
The African Internet Exchange System project aims to keep Africa’s internet traffic local by providing capacity building & technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Exchange Points in Africa.
Internet Exchange Point
Internet Exchange point (IXP) is a physical infrastructure where Internet Service Providers and Content Providers interconnect in order for Internet traffic exchanged between them. An Internet exchange point enables local networks to efficiently exchange information at a common point within a country rather than needing to exchange local Internet traffic overseas. Therefore an IXP is a component of Internet infrastructure that can increase the affordability and quality of the Internet for local communities. Keeping local Internet traffic within local infrastructure means that it avoids the data routing through upstream Internet providers and hence we benefit low cost, reduced latency and good bandwidth.
Watch Euro-IX Video on Internet Exchange Points
AXIS Funding Partners
African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project is co-financed by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and Government of Luxembourg. African Union Commission signed an agreement with The Luxembourg Development Agency (LuxDev), the lead financier, to support implementation of the AXIS project.
The following map summarizes the implementation progress of the AXIS project to support the establishment of Internet Exchange Points at the national level. Please click the pointers to view more details in Member States (who didn’t have initially an IXP) where the support has been provided.