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AfrISPA / CATIA Update. iWeek 2004 William Stucke – Chairman Eric Osiakwan - Secretary. AfrISPA. African Association of ISP Associations Members represent 10 out of about 30 eligible countries Funded by: - Member contributions DfID – UK IDRC – Canada OSI and others. AfrISPA Members.

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Afrispa catia update

AfrISPA / CATIA Update

  • iWeek 2004

  • William Stucke – Chairman

  • Eric Osiakwan - Secretary


Afrispa

AfrISPA

  • African Association of ISP Associations

  • Members represent 10 out of about 30 eligible countries

  • Funded by: -

    • Member contributions

    • DfID – UK

    • IDRC – Canada

    • OSI and others


Afrispa members

AfrISPA Members

  • DRC

  • Ghana

  • Kenya

  • Malawi

  • Mauritius

  • Nigeria

  • Rwanda

  • South Africa

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda


Afrispa objectives

AfrISPA Objectives

  • To provide industry perspectives on policy formulation and regulation as it relates to the Internet industry and to act as an interface with Governmental bodies and the public at large.

  • To develop policies and positions in the best interest of the Members and protect and promote these interests in regional and International Fora.

  • To promote the development of key Internet Infrastructure on the Continent.

  • To promote the development of a free and open telecommunications market.

  • To facilitate the establishment of national ISP Associations in Africa and to provide common services to them.

  • To provide and promote educational opportunities that will enhance and empower technical and policy understanding of the Internet.

  • To build, maintain, and publish relevant industry data for Members.


Key objectives

Key Objectives

  • Foster the formation of ISPAs in Africa

    • 10 so far

  • Build IXPs in Africa

    • 12 so far

  • CATIA funded workshops

    • Equipment delivery this month

    • Plan to hold some workshops in association with AfNOG


How much intra african traffic is there

How much Intra-African Traffic is there?

  • IDRC funded project

  • NetFlow-based data, correlated with ASN locations

  • First 5 systems being installed this month

  • Software commissioned by AfrISPA

  • Open Source, open access

  • Public summaries

  • Private details for participating ISPs.


Afrispa news

AfrISPA News

  • AF-IX Training team established

    • Team Leader: Alan Levin - RSA

    • Didier Kasole – DRC

    • Mark Tinka - Swaziland

  • Rwanda IXP opened in July 2004

  • First 3 papers identified: -

    • Taking Charge of our African Destiny

    • Rules of Engagement – Local Loop unbundling

    • Whose Voice is it? - VoIP


Catia

CATIA

  • Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa

  • Funded by DfID – UK Government

  • Administered by Atos – KPMG

  • 9 Components, each run as a separate project


Catia components

CATIA Components

  • Low Cost VSAT

  • ISPAs and IXPs - AfrISPA

  • ICT Policy Advocacy

  • Pro-Poor Broadcasting Policy

  • Policy and Regulatory Capacity Building

  • International ICT Decision-Making

  • Low Cost Computers and Open Source Software

  • Networking African Radio Stations

  • OKN – Open Knowledge Network


Catia news

CATIA News

http://www.catia.ws/Newsletters/NewsletterJuly2004.htm

  • TRASA workshop on low-cost VSAT in Mozambique

  • WATRA workshop on low-cost VSAT in Nigeria

  • Launch of the East and Southern Africa Centre for International ICT policy in Kampala, Uganda

  • Second International ICT Policy Centre in Dakar, Senegal

  • OKN – Pilot hub in Zimbabwe, 5 access points

  • International ICT Policy workshop in Dakar, Senegal from the 20th-21st September, 2004


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