Africa Internet Summit 2019 set for mid June 2019

Kampala will in June host hundreds of key players in the African and Global Internet industry sector at the Africa Internet Summit 2019. The event dubbed AIS’19 will take place from June 9 to 21, 2019 at Sheraton Kampala. AIS’19 will be a platform for technocrats and business to discuss policies, trends, resources and challenges in growing Internet for sustainable development in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. It is being hosted by African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and The African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) in collaboration with NFT Consult from Uganda who is the Local Host.

The event which is held annually consists of keynote speeches, policy discussions, seminars, workshops, tutorials and other forums for sharing ICT knowledge within the African region. The 2018 edition was held in Senegal and was attended by 542 delegates from 61 Countries.

Whereas Internet penetration in Africa has grown from 11% to 28.6% in just 5 years despite challenges such as cyber security, it is lower when compared to the rest of the world. Measurable parameters such IP address allocations show that the continent is quite behind.

African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry for Africa headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. It is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources (IP address space and Autonomous System Numbers) in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. AFRINIC ensures equitable and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community to support Internet Technology usage and development across the continent.

AfNOG is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG aims at building a community of engineers helping each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to implementation of new networks that require community cooperation.


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