APNIC participated at the official launch of PNG-IXP in Port Moresby on 17 May 2017. APNIC had previously provided technical assistance to support the creation of this neutral IXP (Internet Exchange Point).
Hosted by PNG’s telecommunication regulator, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA), the new IXP aims to reduce delay and operational costs associated with routing local traffic via international links, improving the quality of connectivity and service.
Fifteen providers have signed the IXP association charter, and five have connected and are providing traffic.
- Duncan Macintosh presented an update of APNIC’s activities and new service initiatives.
- Adli Wahid and Duncan also took the opportunity to meet with local APNIC Members who attended the launch.
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