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Project Timeline

How AFR-IX telecom come to be here?

2021
January 1

In progress…

• Member of Asteroid Mombasa IXP
• Member of KINIX (Kinshasa)

2020
January 1

Barcelona Cable Landing Station was born

• Barcelona Cable Landing Station launched
• Subsidiary in Cameroun
• Subsidiary in South Africa
• Member of NAPAfrica
• Member of Djibouti IX
• Member of IXPN (Nigeria)
• New POP in the Americas: Equinix IX Ashburn

2019
January 1

New regional offices in West Africa

• AFR-IX telecom Ghana
• AFR-IX telecom Nigeria
• AFR-IX telecom Côte D’Ivoire
• AFR-IX telecom Mali
• AFR-IX telecom Niger
• COMTECH DRC was born
• Member of DE-CIX
• More than 50 POPS (annual growth rate >100%)

2018
January 1

New offices in Africa

• SISCO (Sierra Leone) was born
• M’DATA telecom was born
• Members of GigaPIX and DECIX
• + 10G international traffic
• Operator license for submarine cables

2017
January 1

AFR-IX telecom company was born

• AFR-IX telecom was born
• First peering: France-IX

2015
January 1

Holding structure company

• Holding structure company (Zunder Systems S.L.), under the laws of Spain

• POP in Paris

2014
January 1

First POPs

• First NNI with International TIER
• POP in London
• Google Connection at Lisbon

2013
January 1

AFR-IX telecom project started

• Incorporated in 2013

• Telecommunication license since October 2013 (Anacom – Portugal)