Experiences with hosting content for Africa (IP Transit, routing, etc.)
I'm working with a NGO that operates in Africa using African WiFi or 3G/4G to access diagnostic data for healthcare. I ran some traceroutes from some looking glasses and it seems if you want pan Africa coverage (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, DRC, etc.) your better off hosting it in Europe where African carriers IP transit is sourced from (Mostly Marseille/Paris/London in Europe). I also learned that there's no local peering in Africa and it goes to Europe and back with the exception of South Africa where the local carriers have a IX (internet exchange). Am I right in this regard? The majority of African coastal countries have fibre to Europe (with the exception of Eritrea) and the inland ones have fibre to the coast OR O3b/SES New Skies low earth orbit satellite.