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Nepal Internet Exchange

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Nepal Internet Exchange
Full nameNepal Internet Exchange
AbbreviationNPIX
Founded2002
LocationNepal
Websitenpix.net.np
Members26

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Nepal Internet Exchange is Nepal's only existing Internet exchange point, established to keep local traffic local and improve local web surfing with local content while saving international bandwidth. It was established in 2002 with the help of Packet Clearing House.[citation needed]

Locations[edit]

NPIX Maintains two IX locations one in Jawalkhel(Lalitpur), And another in putalisadak(Kathmandu district). Members connect to one or both of these locations. The two facilities at Jawalakhel and Putalisadak run Cisco and Extreme switching platform respectively. Both locations provide 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s ports to members.

Members[edit]

NPIX members include major telcos, NSPs, ISPs, National Research Network and Anycast Operators. The member list at NPIX Website shows 26 unique ASNs. NPIX is an open IXP allowing anyone with their own AS-Number and IP Address block to become a member and start an exchange of traffic with other members.

Among others, members include DNS Anycast operators providing instances of E, I, and L root servers and over 100 gTLDs/ccTLDs.

Traffic[edit]

Aggregate traffic of the IX is about 800Mbit/s.

See also[edit]

  • List of Internet exchange points

References[edit]

External links[edit]



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