Virtual Peering Series – Africa #9: Death of Transit & The Evolving Role of IXPs

23 March 2021
13:00 – 15:00 UTC

The global Internet industry is consolidating. More traffic emanates from fewer autonomous systems every day, primarily due to the growth of global cloud & content delivery services. As more content and services migrate to their platforms, they work to expand their private global networks to the Internet’s edge via undersea cables, terrestrial networks, and data centers where they interconnect directly with eyeball networks.

This installment of the Virtual Peering Series – Africa explored what this phenomenon means for Internet exchange points (IXPs) in Africa and around the world.

The first 1.5hrs was dedicated to the theme of the day followed by a 30-minute interactive social event for participants on “Gather Town” online platform. The social event is designed to promote networking, collaboration, and partnership.


Kyle Spencer

Executive Director, UIXP and
Co-Coordinator, Af-IX

Caglar Dabanoglu

Caglar Dabanoglu

Senior Network Architect,
Akamai Technologies


Geoff Huston

Chief Scientist, APNIC

Mark Tinka

Head of Engineering,

Christian Kaufmann

Vice President Technology,
Akamai Technologies

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Patrick Christian

Principal Analyst,

Edrich de Lange

Chair, INX-ZA

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