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NAPAfrica speaks IXP volumes in Africa

By , ITWeb
Africa , 04 Feb 2015

NAPAfrica speaks IXP volumes in Africa

Neutral and layer 2 internet exchange (IX) point, NAPAfrica says that it is one of Africa's largest internet exchanges.

NAPAfrica aims to stimulate the development of a neutral internet exchange and also ensure that content is no longer sourced from Europe, but cached and available locally on the African continent.

In a statement NAPAfrica stated that it is reaching a throughput of 20Gbps with more than 180 members across its locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

"The understanding around the benefits of a neutral internet exchange model has grown exponentially as a result of the NAPAfrica offering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now a far more common and accepted model.

"Before its launch, the exchange market in sub-Saharan Africa was either a monopoly or non-existent, which never bodes well for pricing and service delivery," said Lex van Wyk, chief executive officer of Teraco, the home of NAPAfrica.

According to van Wyk the team has been steadfast in its commitment to growing the sub-Saharan internet exchange to becoming Africa's biggest and a recognised global player.

"We are aggressively expanding our footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and remain confident that we will exceed 20Gbps within the next quarter," van Wyk concluded.

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