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IX and its Importanceby Erik Rowberg
What is an Internet Exchange?
An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure that allows different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to exchange Internet traffic between their networks (autonomous systems) by means of mutual peering agreements, which allow traffic to be exchanged without cost. IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP's traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the Average Per-Bit Delivery Cost of their service. Furthermore, the increased number of paths learned through the IXP improves routing efficiency and fault-tolerance. (WIKIPEDIA)
What is peering?
Peering is voluntary interconnection of administratively separate Internet networks for the purpose of exchanging traffic between the customers of each network. (WIKIPEDIA)
Scenario without an IX
Scenario with TIX
The Physical Part Includes:
Objective of IXPsKEEP LOCAL TRAFFIC LOCAL
Advantages of an IXPs
Why is it all important?
How we can all help
TCRA: Continue supporting the establishment of upcountry Internet Exchanges
TCRA: Work with IXs to inter connect
TCRA: Protect and promote Tanzanian initiatives in the sector, especially those promoting development in under-served areas
MoID: Continue to create a conducive environment to promote such advancements in the sector
Universal Access Fund - expedite its establishment and deployment so that it can enhance rural access
National Data Operators - Engage with TISPA with regard to carrying traffic between IXPs
ISPs - pass on savings to end users and promote use of LOCAL internet more
Media - inform the masses and users about advantages and potentials of a better Tanzanian Internet
Users - Demand that your ISP is peering with an exchange!
"Together we can!"
Thank you for your attention. Erik Rowberg