What is an IXP?

An Internet Exchange Point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure that allows different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) to exchange Internet traffic between their networks by means of mutual peering agreements, which allow  traffic to be exchanged without cost.

History

  • May 27th, 2011

The inaugural meeting for the formation of the Dominica Internet Exchange Point (IXP) was held at Garraway Hotel

  • June 4th, 2011

Commitment from ISPs to physically interconnect

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DANIX goes live

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Bid for transit services awarded to Digicel

  • November 21st, 2016

Completion of Akamai configuration

  • September 18th, 2017

Damage to facility as a result of Category 5 Hurricane Maria

  • January 15th, 2019

Restoration of DANIX

  • July 10th, 2019

Bid for transit services awarded to FLOW

  • March 22nd, 2020

GGC goes live