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T&T moves closer to Internet Exchange Point

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

T&T is one step closer to establishing its own Internet Exchange Point (IXP). The board of the T&T Internet Exchange (TTIX), the non-profit company that will set up the local IXP, held its inaugural meeting last month to elect officers. 



TTIX includes the country’s seven major Internet service providers (ISPs). Once established, the Internet exchange point (IXP) will facilitate the exchange of local Internet traffic between the ISPs. It will help to keep users’ local communications more private, as it reduces the reliance on international network facilities. Consumers can also expect to see an improvement in the speed and robustness of Internet access for locally-based content and services.


There are six IXPs in the Caribbean, in Curacao (AMS-IX), St Maarten (OCIX), Grenada (GREX), British Virgin Islands (BVIX), Haiti and Dominica (DANIX). TTIX is working towards establishing the IXP in the first half of 2014.


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