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Extending	
  Transit	
  Networks:	
  
Impact	
  on	
  Peering	
  
	
  
Mark	
  Tinka	
  
Head	
  of	
  Engineering	
  
SEA...
AGENDA	
  

The	
  objecJve	
  of	
  today	
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The	
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  of	
  Peering	
  in	
  Africa	
  

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The	
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  Peering	
  in	
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  of	
  Africa	
  started	
  humbly:	
  

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The	
  Growing	
  Desire	
  for	
  Regional	
  InterconnecCvity	
  in	
  
Africa	
  

But	
  we’re	
  now	
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What	
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Run	
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Thank	
  you.	
  
	
  
Q&A	
  
	
  
mark.Cnka@seacom.mu	
  
SEACOM	
  South	
  Africa	
  
2nd	
  Floor,	
  Imola	
  Buildi...
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Remote Peering: an African View Point by Mark Tinka

  1. 1. Extending  Transit  Networks:   Impact  on  Peering     Mark  Tinka   Head  of  Engineering   SEACOM   Johannesburg,  South  Africa     Date:  03/09/2013   AUTHORS:  MARK  TINKA   18.03.2011  
  2. 2. AGENDA   The  objecJve  of  today  is….   ●  The  EvoluJon  of  Peering  in  Africa   ●  The  Growing  Desire  for  Regional  InterconnecJvity  in  Africa   ●  What  Are  SEACOM  Up  To?   18.03.2011  
  3. 3. The  EvoluCon  of  Peering  in  Africa   Peering  in  most  of  Africa  started  humbly:   ●  o  o  o  o  Free  locaJon  provided  by  university  or  government.   Back  &  forth  discussions  among  inexperienced  operators  –  BGP.   A  free  switch  and  other  bits  offered  by  donors.   We  have  32  known  exchange  points  covering  most  of  Africa.   We  wanted  more  (traffic):   ●  o  o  o  Naively  wanted  to  interconnect  African  regions.   The  economics  were  hard  to  understand  then.   Presence  of  caches,  CDN’s,  roots,  was  a  quicker  win.   18.03.2011  
  4. 4. The  Growing  Desire  for  Regional  InterconnecCvity  in   Africa   But  we’re  now  back  to  the  same  quesJon:   ●  o  o  There  is  fibre  between  African  countries  now.   Yet  we  sJll  peer  or  route  through  Europe  a  great  deal.   Possible  issues:   ●  o  o  o  o  The  economics  sJll  play  a  big  role.   Cross-­‐border  interconnecJvity  is  not  straighgorward.   Regulatory  framework  could  help  things.   Providers  are  not  stepping  up.   18.03.2011  
  5. 5. What  Are  SEACOM  Up  To   SEACOM:   ●  o  o  o  o  Run  an  IP/MPLS  backbone  across  our  cable  system.   Johannesburg,  Cape  Town,  Mtunzini  and  Maputo  in  the  south.   Dar  Es  Salaam,  Mombasa  and  Nairobi  in  the  east.   Marseille,  London  and  Amsterdam  in  Europe.   For  peering:   ●  o  o  o  o  o  Launched  a  “Remote  Peering”  soluJon.   With  AMS-­‐IX,  TESPOK  to  build  an  exchange  point  in  Mombasa.   Partnership  with  NAP  Africa  from  South  Africa.   Partnerships  with  FranceIX,  LINX  and  AMS-­‐IX  in  Europe.   Provide  interconnecJvity  over  SEACOM’s  MPLS  network.   18.03.2011  
  6. 6. Thank  you.     Q&A     mark.Cnka@seacom.mu   SEACOM  South  Africa   2nd  Floor,  Imola  Building   The  Campus,  57  Sloane  Street   Bryanston,  Johannesburg   18.03.2011   T  +27  11  575  0171   E  info@seacom.mu   www.seacom.mu  

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