Middle Eastern Exchange Points

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Tue Feb 7 22:14:54 UTC 2006

A look at Telegeography's bandwidth maps suggest that the African routes are
predominantly coastal.

adds some more detail.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 3:12 PM
To: Martin Hannigan
Cc: Howard C. Berkowitz; nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: Middle Eastern Exchange Points

On 7-Feb-2006, at 11:54, Martin Hannigan wrote:

>> I know of a Cairo IXP, and possibly one in the UAE.  Is there one  
>> in Kuwait as yet?
> Yes, KIX. Note, there's CIX and CRIX. If you are trying to
> reach African users, there's also KIX ala Kenya.

The exchange point in Nairobi is called KIXP, not KIX, in case it  
helps avoid that confusion. The KIXP is The Place to reach Kenyan  
users, but no ISPs from parts of Africa outside Kenya participate in  
it, as far as I know. <http://www.kixp.net/>.

Terrestrial paths between adjacent African countries are still  
somewhat rare. I don't have science to back this up, but I would not  
be surprised if the toplogical centre of today's African Internet  
turned out to be the LINX.


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