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Internet Exchange Points (IXPs): keeping local Internet traffic local

Project No 9RAF09082
Title Internet Exchange Points (IXPs): keeping local Internet traffic local
Description To achieve the objective of keeping local Internet traffic local, some African countries have established national Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) peering has emerged as one of the most important and effective ways for ISPs to improve the efficiency of operation and to  further reduce Internet access costs. The project will contribute towards the building of strong Internet Connectivity in Cape Verde and in Equatorial Guinea as the first beneficiary countries. The overall aim is to provide affordable Internet access and connectivity through the implementation of national and regional Internet exchange points plus any other critical infrastructure identified by the partners during the project’s implementation, including technical, policy and regulatory capacity building.
Status Closed
Time Frame From 1/1/2010 To 31/12/2011
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea
ITU Project Management Team KARYABWITE, D. Mr.
Implementing Agency ITU
Relation to the Resolutions
Study Period Reference Chapter/ProgNo Title
2002Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5/6Implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects
2006Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2010Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2012Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C02Information and Communication Infrastructure
C07ICT Applications
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000