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.
Senior Business Development Latin America (LATAM) & Africa, DE-CIX
Systems Architect, Cisco
Director, Uganda Internet Exchange
Point and Co-Coordinator, African
Edge Strategy Manager, Facebook
Technical Lead for Interconnection & Peering, Teraco Data Environments
CEO, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)
Research Manager, AFRINIC