Founded in 1991, Afriq Access, Inc. is a privately held, Washington, DC-based digital communications and information company. Its mission is to spread internetworking technologies, services and products among African-American and African users and customers. Afriq Access also offers standard and advanced Internet products and services worldwide.
Afriq Access is an Internet trailblazer and leader for Africa. It is:
Afriq Access offers end-users and customers a broad range of services and products pertaining to connectivity, online content, training and consulting.
Afriq Access is building AfriQNet(tm), a global Internet access and service network, and a second-tier Internet Service Provider licensed to provide domestic and international coverage. AfriQNet(tm) holds and manages a Class B (126.96.36.199) TCP/IP Network Address space, assigned in 1993. Access speed includes low, medium and high data rates. On-demand bandwidth and guaranteed quality of service are available to meet customers needs and requirements. AfriQNet(tm) implements non-proprietary computing technologies and open networking standards and protocols for Web publishing, email, news, e-commerce/EDI, webcasting, and Distance learning. Our customer base includes intranet, extranets and Internet sites. AfriQNet(tm) is also opening channels of communication on various satellite systems for the provision of international data, voice, audio and video service within Africa and between the U.S. and African countries.
Guinea*Access, the first of Afriq Access subsidiaries, has full licensing from the Republic of Guinea to provide domestic and international value-added communications services on the Intelsat satellite network.
Afriq Access is a content producer and distributor for business, education, entertainment, and enlightenment. Our main product is webAFRIQA(tm), a cluster of web sites publishing accurate data, relevant information and valued knowledge about the historical experience of African societies and the Diaspora. Presently webAFRIQA(tm) includes the following sites:
More sites will be announced, reflecting the growth and expansion of webAFRIQA(tm), which integrates and publishes static and dynamic data types (text, audio, video) on the World Wide Web, on CD-ROM, and other media. webAFRIQA(tm) will gradually evolve into a data warehousing service on Africa and the Diaspora.
Afriq Access offers consulting and training services. Its expertise covers:
Afriq Access is actively involved in ongoing Internet projects for Africa, namely the Leland Initiative and the UNDP Project. Afriq Access has participated as a resource-entity to the field campaign for the UNDP regional project RAF/96/002 - Support to the Development of Internet Services in sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with ECA, the World Bank and USAID. It attended the seminars held in Bissau (October 1996), Libreville (March 1997), and Abuja (April 1997). As a consultant to the Leland Initiative, Afriq Access was part of the team of instructors who trained (Abidjan, March 24 to April 4, 1997), the Leland gateways managers from seven countries on UNIX network administration.