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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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