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2nd African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF)

"Regional Interconnection: Outlining the business case"

8-9 August 2011
Accra, Ghana
Hosted by National Information Technolgy Agency (NITA)

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Agenda 8 August 2011 - Day 1

08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:30

Opening Session

  • ISOC, Karen Rose
  • AfriNIC, Adiel Akplogan/Alain Aina
  • Director General NITA, William Tevie
  • Chairman NITA, Dr. Nii Quaynor
  • Minister of Communication, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Setting the Stage;
"The peering vs Transit economics"

Moderator: Michuki Mwangi

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

"Peering Essentials"

Moderator: Ayitey Bulley

16:00-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-17:30

"Peering and Interconnection strategies for Operators"

Moderator: Mark Tinka

18:30-20:00

Social Event Hosted by Alcatel, Huawei and NITA, Venue Alisa Hotel

Agenda 9 August 2011 - Day 2

08:00-08:45

Registration

09:00-10:30

Regional Interconnection Part 1: "Building Regional IXPs -Interconnecting IXPs or Building Critical Mass at IXPs?" - Panel Session

Moderator: Godfred Ofori Som

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Regional Interconnection Part 2: "Cross-Border Policy and Frameworks" -Panel Session"

Moderator: Nii Quaynor

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Regional Interconnection Part 3: "Presenting the business Case for African Operators" -Panel Session

Moderator: Mike Jensen

16:00-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-17:30

"Africa s Content Strategy: - How can Africa leverage its large eyeball network to attract content into the region" -Panel Session

Moderator: Hisham Ibrahim

Panelists:

  • Henk Steenman (AMSIX)
  • Mark Tinka (Global Transit)
  • Bill Norton (Dr. Peering)

Closing Remarks, Karen Rose (ISOC)

18:30-20:00

Drinks hosted by NITA