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Re: Middle Eastern Exchange Points

  • From: h k
  • Date: Thu Feb 09 13:57:44 2006
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On 2/7/06, Bill Woodcock <[email protected]> wrote:

      On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Joe Abley wrote:
    > I would not be surprised if the toplogical centre of today's African
    > Internet turned out to be the LINX.

Yep, with 111 8th close behind.

Most of the African ISPs connect into 118th and the LINX.

All the ISPs I've talked to in Egypt claim that the Cairo IX was a failed
experiment and that they haven't heard anything about it in the last two
years.  Which roughly corresponds with the last time I heard anyone
talking about it in the present tense.  But I'll defer to Joe if he has
other information.

The existing Cairo IX is/was not a success for many reasons. 

Just FYI - There is a new IX starting up in Cairo (see ).  GPX is trying to be available for the growth in the region.  I've been involved in their technical specifications so I can attest to the high level of redundancy, load capabilities and architecture.