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IXPN's network surpasses 100-member milestone - ITREALMS

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The Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has surpassed a 100-member milestone, just as its peak traffic exceeds 300Gbps, reports ITREALMS.
Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Mr. Muhammed Rudman
Disclosing this in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, informed ITREALMS that this milestone is worth celebrating.

He pointed out that all the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), alongside the financial and educational institutions, and other IP-centric organizations connected to in Nigeria.

"As well, some of the largest content networks such as Facebook (Meta), Google, and Microsoft, are among the networks peering at the exchange point," he said.

ITREALMS recalled that IXPN was designated as a West African regional exchange point by the African Union a few years ago.

According to Rudman, reaching the 100-member mark demonstrates the IXPN's broader reach and excellent service delivery.

He also said that IXPN has multiple locations across Nigeria which makes its services easily accessible thereby allowing local service providers to save costs through peering.

"In fact, we have recently seen an increase in connections from even international networks, indicating our commitment to providing excellent services with high availability," he said.

IXPN members’ surveys conducted over the years have revealed an increase in the percentage of local traffic in Nigeria, with the latest indicating that connected members are able to localize/domesticate more than 70% of their traffic through the exchange point.

This, he said, resulted in significant cost savings for the connected networks, as well as reduced latency, increased security and increased redundancy.

"With a single connection to any of the nine (9) IXPN sites across Nigeria, the over 100 members currently connected to IXPN have direct access to each other. Five of the sites are in Lagos, with one each in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Kano," Rudman declared.

Stressing that the Lagos Point-of-Presences (POPs) are all interconnected via high-capacity links and connect to the POPs in the other four cities in an effort to extend connectivity to the unserved and underserved regions in the country.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

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