Local IXP (KIXP) peering and Local traffic

Why loose and you will have more bandwidth to sell locally and we keep as
much bandwidth local as possible.

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Job Muriuki,

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On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Collins Areba <arebacollins@gmail.com>

> I would say follow the money.
> Who stands to lose the most should everyone peer at , say 200G locally?
> considering google and akamai are already in the country.
> o/
> On 3 May 2018, 12:21 PM +0300, Job Muriuki via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
> Anyone here from Tespok or CA shed some light.
> I have a question on what governs local ISP peering in Kenya. There is
> KIXP at EADC which was set up so to keep local traffic local. Is it open to
> international carriers like Seacom, Tata, Etisalat, Hurricane electric,
> China Telkom and others who are present at EADC?
> The reason I ask is if you take service, IP transit service from any of
> the carriers and you are not peering at KIXP your IPs (Local traffic) go
> all the way to either France or UAE and back to Kenya while they could have
> just peered at KIXP and offer faster and \”affordable\” connections. It makes
> no sense for a connection to ecitizen or a server hosted locally at say
> Node Africa to have to go to IXPs in other countries and brought back to
> Kenya getting treated and charged as international traffic.
> Is KIXP that unreliable or what is the challenge? If we don\’t grow our
> local capacity to deliver gigabit speeds in our IXP and take advantage of
> CDNs available locally, will we ever fully utilise the internet and
> create jobs at the same time without having multinationals come do it?
> Currently getting a data pipe from point A to B over a fiber connection
> within Kenya is more expensive than getting an internet connection from the
> same provider which will be carried on the same fiber link as the data pipe
> which makes absorption of hosting services in Kenya way expensive compared
> to hosting servers in Europe or America. Most Kenyans and even some
> government agencies result in hosting services overseas and the users are
> in Kenya then what is the point of investing in fiber locally and have it
> rot underground while cash is sent to companies out there for a service we
> can provide locally?
> Regards,
> Job Muriuki,
> Skype: heviejob
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