Virtual Peering Series – Africa #4: IXP Traffic Behavior During the Pandemic in Africa

3 November 2020
13:00 – 15:00 UTC

COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise. It has impacted all aspects of life from health to business to education and even public policy, influencing the way everyone used and perceived the Internet.

This session aimed to understand the behavior of traffic at African IXPs during the pandemic. Was there significant traffic increase due to the lockdown? Were there countries where there was a decrease in traffic mainly because people traditionally accessed more Internet from their offices?

How critical are IXPs in these situations? It would also be relevant to understand the inter-regional traffic pattern during the pandemic.


Darwin Costa

Senior Business Development Latin America (LATAM) & Africa, DE-CIX

Chidinma Iwe

Systems Architect, Cisco


Kyle Spencer

Director, Uganda Internet Exchange
Point and Co-Coordinator, African
IXP Association

Andrew Baskett

Edge Strategy Manager, Facebook

Andrew Owens

Technical Lead for Interconnection & Peering, Teraco Data Environments

Muhammed Rudman

CEO, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)

Amreesh Phokeer

Research Manager, AFRINIC

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