Mark Tinka has been in the Internet industry since 1999, having helped build various Internet Exchange Points (IXP’s) in Uganda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi.
He was also instrumental in shaping the technological advancements and construction of the service networks of Africa Online, a Pan-African Internet Service Provider with eight operations on the continent, Global Transit and TIME dotCom, two Malaysian sister organizations engaged in wholesale and retail infrastructure services in Malaysia, when he worked there. Mark is heavily involved in various community organizations such as AfNOG, APRICOT, MyNOG, AfPIF, e.t.c. He is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is the Head of Engineering at SEACOM, a submarine cable operator along the coast of East and Southern Africa.
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