The Significance of Internet Exchange Points

Inter network

The Internet is a worldwide network connecting millions of computers and over 100 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions. With this, local Internet traffic passes through different international channels before it goes back to its country of origin. Hence, Internet Exchange Points (IXs) are formed.

An IX is a physical infrastructure through which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) exchange Internet traffic among their networks. The main purpose of an IX is to provide direct connectivity to all networks, via the exchange, instead of through one or more third-party networks. There are many advantages of direct connection but the most important of which are faster access to local destinations and reduction of international costs leading to a common good.

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DOST-ASTI leads way towards IPv6

World IPv6 Test Flight

Continuing its advocacy and activities to promote Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) deployment in the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) co-organized the World IPv6 Day Celebration on June 08, 2011 at the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), and held IPv6 technical trainings from June 9-10, 2011 at the ASTI Training Room.

The 2011 World IPv6 Day aims to promote IPv6 adoption in the Philippines, celebrating in sync with internet communities all over the world, whilst the IPv6 Training aims to equip Philippine organizations with right technical know-how on IPv6 migration and deployment.

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