The African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA) has launched its first position paper to be in a series, focusing on strategies for increased Internet growth.
'A call for a paradigm shift to stimulate Internet growth through content' is the first position paper. Research findings reads that, Africans are primarily,interested in the value of content rather than mere access. The main objective of this position paper is to make the case for Africans to move from being consumers to producers of content that is relevant to their livelihoods and businesses. Africa now has fifteen Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and twelve ISP Associations (ISPAs).The current efforts with other regional institutions would result in the establishment of ten more ISPAs and IXPs in 2006, with a projection of that to double in 2007. Since the growth of these exchanges is based on content and vice versa, the establishment of IXPs and the culture of developing and publishing content will go hand in hand.