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Month: October 2017

France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

We are delighted to let you know that France-IX has won the award for Best Internet Exchange Innovation at the Global Carrier Awards 2017. The committee has rewarded France-IX for its innovation in the launch of its Marketplace in 2016. This new programme adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the seven sellers available on the Marketplace today. The innovation lies in how the programme disrupts the traditional IXP business model. The Global Carrier awards…

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Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Second only to Asia in landmass and population size, Africa is currently home to 1.216 billion people. That massive population is also young as 40 percent is less than 14 years old. UNICEF predicts that by 2050, 25 percent of all the people in the world (and 40 percent of the world’s youth) will be African . These young people are, like Millennials in Europe or the US, the online generation,which has helped increase the number of subscriptions to mobile…

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