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On the African peering connectivity revealable via BGP route collectors

Internet pervasiveness in Africa has been slowly but steadilyincreasing since the beginning of this millennium. Thanks to several organisationswhich donated time and resources, it is nowadays possibleto claim that the AS ecosystems of several countries in Africa are nowexperiencing an early stage of the peering era. In this paper, we investigatethe capability of the BGP route collectors publicly available to revealthe newborn peering connectivity in African countries. By analysingBGP data available with existing techniques we found that a lot of thisconnectivity is missing from the dataset, mainly due to the lack of datasources in the region. In most countries, this could theoretically be solvedby introducing no more than ten new ASes sharing their full routing informationto route collectors.


9th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 2017

Autori IIT:

Enrico Gregori

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Alessandro Improta

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Luca Sani

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Tipo: Contributo in atti di convegno
Area di disciplina: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: RouteCollectorCoverageAfrica.pdf

Attività: Internet Measurements & Design