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Network operators, content distributors set their sights on Africa

Rebecca Wanjiku | Aug. 29, 2014
After several years of Internet infrastructure investment, with increased local content generation and Internet users, Africa seems to be getting the attention of major global network operators and content distribution networks.

Some African countries enjoy a more vibrant regulatory atmosphere that allows more international companies to set up shop, but others are still stuck in the 1990s and laws have not yet changed.

The development of Internet exchange points is one of the key ways to grow Internet infrastructure and a project between the African Union and the Internet Society, aimed at setting up IXPs, has started that process in 30 countries.

Most of the CDNs start by setting up infrastructure in South Africa, considered the most developed in the region, then move to other countries such as Kenya and Nigeria.


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