Nigeria: Internet exchange points

Oro reports that Nigerian internet traffic will soon have it's own exchange points which should speed up the time it takes for your email to reach its destination and vice versa. “The Board of Nigerian Communications Commission has approved a proposal to fund the setting up of Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) in Nigeria. The proposed IXPs which will operate on a not-for-profit basis, will be done by NCC in collaboration with the ISP community under the umbrella of Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN) to achieve this objective.”

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  • Nigeria today has plenty of locally-generated online content. Infact, the websites of Nigerian newspapers top the list of the most visited Nigerian websites. With the development of IXPs at key locations around Nigeria, online content could be hosted locally and this would result in significant improvement in speed and reliability of such websites.

    Other benefits include: cost reduction, mass development of local content, development of heavy traffic application like email, and empowerment opportunities like e-government, telemedicine among others.

    Read my full opinion about this issue here – http://www.davidajao.com/blog/2006/05/15/nigeria-internet-exchange/

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