This new connection comes after the one deployed in 2020 in Ashburn at Equinix IX.
The IXPN provides a platform that allows several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network operators in Nigeria to exchange traffic between their networks by means of peering agreements based of transparency and confidentiality.
Connecting to IXPN reduces internet transport costs and network latency and it ensures faster access to local content as traffic is exchanged locally. An added value of an Internet exchange is in encouraging a maximum number of local ISPs to connect across the IXPN peering points.
With this new peering, AFR-IX telecom customers now have access to direct local connectivity to ISPs, content and application providers to support the uptake of social media, e-commerce, online music, games and videos, etc. in Nigeria. It also improves latency times and reliability for all our customers.Miguel Angel Acero, AFR-IX telecom VPO
AFR-IX telecom is active member and connected directly to
✓ France-IX (Internet Exchange in France)
✓ LINX (London Internet Exchange)
✓ DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange)
✓ GigaPIX (Gigabit Portuguese Internet eXchange)
✓ NAPAfrica (Internet Exchange Point of South Africa)
✓ IXPN (Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria)