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Uganda Internet Exchange Point
(UiXP) is a neutral initiative of the local Internet community in
Uganda with a common purpose to encourage the exchange of Internet
traffic (IP traffic) in a free-market environment between all
The objective is to provide high-speed, reliable and resilient IP traffic exchange facility for both Uganda and external entities, allowing them to route IP traffic efficiently thereby providing faster, more reliable and lower-latency Internet access for their customers.
The overriding aim is to keep local Internet traffic local while deriving other benefits such as the following:
The Exchange Point
* Reduces operational costs for ISPs
* Spurs competition among ISP leading to drop in prices for consumer
* Improves reliability and performance leading to cost benefits to end users
* Provides for redundancy for peers and consumers
* Creates new local Internet bandwidth in the local market
The chosen model is one with a SWITCH in the middle via which Peers Interconnect.
The UiXP SWITCH is located in a secure location at Communications House in Kampala in a room provided without a cost by the Uganda Communications Commission.
Current stats are available here http://stats.uixp.co.ug our looking glass is available here http://stats.uixp.co.ug:5000
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