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Internet exchange infrastructure boom boosts African Internet growth

[Johannesburg, 27 February 2014] - The unprecedented rise of the Internet eXchange Point (IXP) in Africa has been boosted by the exceptional growth of a home-grown peering exchange, NAPAfrica (IXP), over the past 12 months.

Housed within Teraco, the largest provider of resilient, vendor-neutral data centres in Africa, NAPAfrica has over 100 members across its exchange locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. The IXP has a peering throughput of over 6Gbps and is the most diverse network exchange point in Africa. It manages over 3 600 interconnects and that number is growing rapidly.

Lex van Wyk, CEO of Teraco Data Environments, says the predicted growth will result in a 100% increase in peering traffic during 2014, and will firmly position NAPAfrica as the fastest growing IXP in Africa.
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Internet exchange infrastructure boom boosts African Internet growth

Last updated : 27 February 2014


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