Good afternoon, we are going to resume our penultimate session. So this session has been named internet Measurements. So we're gonna discuss all the actions that are implemented to improve internet measurements, statistics and such. So today we're gonna talk With ju Monga who's gonna tell us about drc.
And then we've got Francois and Jean-Baptiste who will be telling you a little bit more about Arda and the Arda project and how we as the internet society are helping with this project. Without further ado, I'm going to give the floor to who will take the time to introduce himself, I'm sure. You can choose which language you wish to speak in and which language you're giving your presentation in.
Perfect. Thank you very much. I can't see my slides.
Okay. There we go. So I'm going to try and present in French since we've got a lot of people here in French. Apologies if some technical terms don't come to me in French, but yeah. I generally present in English, but today can do in French. So thank you for the opportunity that you're giving me here presenting at the central African Peering Forum.
My name is . I've just finished my masters in computer science in Cape Town and during this endeavor I worked with a lot of organizations on the internet as like the anic. I was working on the Mira project. We were measuring internet resiliency in Africa. And in 2021, I was also part of the earlier career fellowship organized by isoc.
And I've also been working with the www foundation as a data analyst at present. I'm working as a software engineer with DevBox. It's an automation company for Southern Africa networks. As the internet is a precursor element these days. Especially after Covid we saw how important the internet is and we realized the penetration rate in Africa we're not where we want to be, but it is evolving.
There's much more internet traffic. So we'd like to arrive. We've got 80% via mobile phones.
Even though there is this evolving penetration, there is enough efforts that are done so that there's even more positive results and internet ports. These efforts to see improvement in internet performance and penetration. We can't really have a better performance if we can't measure what we're talking about. So that's what it says here in this saying in 1883. So I I could summarize the saying by saying that if you can't measure what you're talking about and put it in numbers, then you can't really claim to have knowledge on it.
So the idea is to express your knowledge of the internet with figures so that you can understand what is going on performance wise and then you can start trying to improve it. So following this study, we decided to focus in drc and we saw what was already done. There was a lot of work by ISOC that focused on internet resiliency per country.
And you can see that figures in DRC aren't particularly interesting. So what. We saw was there were some problems to, to solve. There's a lack of data on the internet, ndrc, and there's an absence of probes or transparent set data sets. So we're missing ripe atlases, for example.