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RE: Middle Eastern Exchange Points
From: "Frank Bulk" <frnkblk () iname com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 16:14:54 -0600


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

http://www.afridigital.net/downloads/DFIDinfrastructurerep.doc
adds some more detail.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On Behalf Of Joe
Abley
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 3:12 PM
To: Martin Hannigan
Cc: Howard C. Berkowitz; nanog () 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.


Joe



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