African Internet Exchange System (AXIS)

April.04.2016 – April 08.2016 Capacity building workshop to support establishment of Internet Exchange Points in Bangui, Central African Republic.

April 04, 2016 to April 08, 2016

April.04.2016 – April 08.2016 Capacity building workshop to support establishment of Internet Exchange Points in Bangui, Central African Republic.

African Union Commission in partnership with Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies of Central African Republic organized a capacity building workshop to support the establishment of Internet Exchange Point in Central African Republic from 04-08 April 2016. Internet Society has facilitated the workshop.
The workshop is a continuation of the support through the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project to Member states that do not have Internet Exchange Points.
This capacity building is provided in two parts. The first part (conducted from 04-05 April 2016) focuses on the Best practice and benefits of establishing Internet Exchange Points. The aim is to discuss modalities of establishing an Internet Exchange Point and building consensus to set up one.
The second part of the workshop (from 06-08 April 2016) is on Technical aspects of Setting up, Operating and Administering Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). It focuses on preparing network engineers on setting up and operating an IXP and to interconnect their respective networks at the envisaged Internet exchange point.
Participants of the workshop include representatives from Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in charge of New Technologies, Telephone Operators (Telecel, Orange, Moov, Azur-Black), Agency de Regulation des Telecommunications (ART), Banking Institutions (Ecobank, BPMC, CBCA, BSIC and CMCA), Office National de I’informatique, Societe Centrafricaine des Telecommunications and Bangui University.
A consensus has been built at the end of the best practice workshop and a certificate has been awarded for successful accomplishment of the training on the technical aspects of setting up, operating and administering IXPs.