Senegal to build Internet Exchange Point

A group of over 23 Information Communication Technology (ICT) companies have formed the Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) association to start the construction of a national internet exchange, Footprint to Africa reports.

The companies include telecom operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the post office and government IT agency Adie.

The new IXP will enable the direct exchange of local traffic, increased bandwidth, reduced international traffic costs, more transparency and will also include a data centre to host content provider services.

Adie director general, Cheikh Bakhoum, who has been appointed as SenIX’s chairman, said that every effort will be made for West Africa’s first IXP to be built by the middle of 2016.


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