GPF 13 – Insights into Africa’s country-level latencies

Insights into Africa’s country-level latencies

Amreesh Phokeer, AFRINIC

While the Internet in Africa is evolving rapidly, it remains significantly behind other regions in terms of performance and ubiquity of access. This presentation will discuss a measurement campaign carried out to explore the current state of the African Internet. The analysis reveals the presence of latency clusters, where some countries have built up low-delay interconnectivity among themselves, dispelling the myth that intra-continental communication in Africa is universally poor. Unfortunately, this does not extend to the rest of the continent, as excessively high delays, often exceeding 300ms, are observed within and between some of the countries.

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