The African Union launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia - The African Union Commission (AUC) has launched the Internet Exchange Point in Namibia to contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic.
According to the Commission, the launch over the weekend was done through its Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology of Namibia.
Through the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project, the Commission has so far extended capacity building support to facilitate the establishment of internet exchange points in 22 member states, including Namibia.
The AU also donated equipment and services worth of US$20,000 to the Internet Exchange Point in Namibia.
“With this development, the ICT Sector in Namibia has every reason to celebrate for a new era of localised, cost effective and secure internet traffic has dawned,' the Commission said in a statement.
The launch was presided over by Stanley Simataa, Deputy Minister of ICT of Namibia and Dr. Elham Ibrahim, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy.