The Internet is often referred to as a network of networks. How do networks network? By peering and interconnecting with other networks of course! It used to be sufficient for an end-site to simply accept a default route from an upstream Internet service provider and send all its traffic to the ISP for forwarding. However, as Internet applications become increasingly demanding and popular services are consolidated between a fewer number of application service providers located halfway across the world, connectivity models are changing and we are seeing localized instances of popular services that are accessible through local Internet Exchanges and direct peering. How do you know what opportunities exist and how can you tap into the benefits? For those already peering and
After some years in hibernation, the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter was relaunched in February 2018 and since then we’ve put our efforts into building the Nigerian Internet community and enlightening our members. In addition to organizing webinars on various topical issues, the Chapter leadership applied for and received a grant (under the Internet Society’s Medium and Large scale projects) to build a community network and culture hub at a location in Nigeria. Because of banking-related issues, general elections in the country and other factors, the project is only just about to take off. Why a community network and culture hub? What on earth is that? Simply put, a community network is a network For the Community, With the Community, and By the
The Nigerian Network Operators Group Presents: Getting Affordable Broadband Internet to the Next 100 Million Nigerians. A Conference on Affordable and Reliable Broadband Internet Access through Internet Peering, Interconnection and Content Localization Abstract: Recent statistics show that there are at least 162 Million mobile communications devices operational in Nigeria. Of this number, only a few Million are able to download more than 30MB of data a month. Not enough to watch one educational video monthly. The Internet has the potential to raise the Nigerian GDP significantly but the average speed must increase by at least 400% and the cost of access must reduce by at least 70% for citizens to truly benefit from the opportunities. Studies have also shown that when a page or
The 2018 ngNOG Conference and Workshops will hold as what is now being called the Nigerian Network Technology Week. While the events have extended beyond the Research and Education space to include more commercial network operators and innovators that depend on reliable networks, the goal remains reliable broadband Internet access and services for end users. The scheduled activities include IPv6 Deployathon (Deployment Hackathon) facilitated by AFRINIC's IPv6 Team holds on Monday October 29, 2018. This one-day activity will start from the early hours and run into the late night to help AFRINIC members who have had challenges with full implementation of IPv6 on their networks. It will go beyond the regular IPv6 training to help turn on IPv6 (for those network operators
Overall objective: After attending this track, participants should be able to; Choose the Operating System (OS) which suits current needs Have an awareness of the job specifics of a Systems Administrator Install a UNIX server Describe the boot process Perform system Administration tasks Describe server-client computing services Know TCP/IP fundamentals Who should attend: Aspiring Systems Administrators and Technical staff who are now providing Internet Services, or those who will be involved in the establishment and/or provisioning of basic internet services over a Local or Wide Area Network. Prerequisites: Experience in managing PCs and installing software (such as installing the 'Windows' operating system), but not necessarily Unix. Some prior Unix/Linux experience would be of great benefit. Basic computer hardware knowledge. Training is hands-on in a well-equipped computer
TRACK: Appropriate Power Technology (APT) Who should attend: T Technical staff who are now or will be managing or designing network centres and backbones, or access laboratories, network power system technicians and those responsible for managing power infrastructure/ Estate Departments for their institutions or organizations. Prerequisites: experience with power supply, using UPS or inverters. Basic knowledge of electrical sytems will be an advantage in practical sessions. Outcome: delegates should be able to; assess energy needs identify power solution options for ICT equipment perform power audit for network infrastructure monitor power outages and performance of installed systems describe safety health and environmental issues of various power solutio how to populate/utilize a content development applications in their organizations.
TRACK: Application and Content Development (ACD) Who should attend: Those responsible for Content development and managing CMS platforms and applications, including MIS staff, Librarians, Lecturers, IT Managers, and Administrators. Prerequisites: Familiarity with use and configuration of applications; Intuitiveness with respect to menu navigation. Outcome: delegates will have current knowledge and skills on: available content development platforms installation of a content development application and databases database structures and management prerequisites for specific content development apps content types and categorization how to populate/utilize a content development applications in their organizations.