Internet Society

Africa dragging its heels on IPv6 migration

As an example, Kenya’s rate of adoption is under 8%, and the government has stipulated a deadline of July 2023 for full migration.
Vincent Matinde

Kenya’s tech regulator issues ultimatum on IPv6 migration

Communications Authority of Kenya says by July 2023, only IPv6-compatible devices will work.
Jul 12, 2021

It’s boom time for Africa’s internet exchange points development

Africa’s internet exchange points show significant gains, with SA as the nation with the most developed internet ecosystem in Africa, reveals the Internet Society.
Jun 11, 2021

Internet Society pens agreement to reinforce Ethiopia’s digital aspirations

Organisation pledges support for country’s Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy.
Jun 24, 2020

IXP ecosystems central to Africa’s digital economic drive

Internet Society says internet exchange points play critical role in expanding internet access and lowering connectivity costs in Kenya and Nigeria.
Nov 6, 2019

New IXP launched in Lubumbashi, DRC

Internet Society teams up with DRC's ISPA and Facebook to support new initiative aimed at improving access to the internet.

Accessibility, local content at the core of Africa's internet challenge

Internet Society and African IXP Association schedule forum for August in Mauritius to discuss issue.

Fresh IXP alliances bode well for Africa’s internet

Two partnerships reflect industry’s response to growing demand for connectivity across the continent.
Sep 12, 2018

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

Operator confirmed SA and Nigeria as primary targets for Q1 next year.
Aug 29, 2018

Mixed response to Nigeria's broadband penetration success

Internet Society's regional representative believes industry regulator should prioritise user experience above penetration targets.
Aug 20, 2018

Internet Society pushes localisation agenda for Africa

Organisation's representatives say continent is paying far too much to communicate with itself.
Nov 28, 2017

Internet penetration in Africa will reach 21.8% by year-end says ITU

Analysts believe continent must develop internet economy to compete in hyper-connected world.