An Evaluation of Peering and Traffic Engineering in the Pan-African Research and Education Network: A case for Software Defined Internet Exchange Points

Josiah Chavula & Clifford C.L. Sibanda
Despite an increase in the number of Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) in Africa, as well as proliferation of submarine and terrestrial fibre optic cable systems, a large proportion of Internet traffic exchanged among Africa’s Internet users is exchanged through higher tier transit providers at IXPs in other continents. This work attempts to quantify this problem and its impact on intra-Africa Internet performance, especially with regard to end-to-end latency. The recent developments in technology such as...
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