Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

The Internet Society 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 interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, […]

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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. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use […]

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

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission has 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 in Africa. The Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa launched at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, […]

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Connected Learning Key to Improving Education in Africa, says Internet Society Study

  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet, in particular, can have a transformative effect on education in Africa. This is according to a report launched today by Internet Society. The report was presented at the Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue taking place today in Kigali, Rwanda. Titled “Internet for Education in Africa […]

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Internet adoption rates are slowing in many African countries, report

Internet adoption rates are slowing in many African countries despite the significant improvements being made in internet infrastructure. According to a new study by Internet Society released today at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) happening in Tanzania, content and services are the main factors in making the Internet desirable. These content, the study […]

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Internet Society CEO Kathy Brown: Africa Primed to Take Advantage of the Internet Opportunity

There has been robust growth in Internet access and usage over the past few years and Africa is now primed to take advantage of the social and economic opportunities that the Internet can bring to people across the continent. This was the focus of an address delivered to delegates at the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) […]

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