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Friday, November 13 • 09:00 - 10:30
WS 201 Ensuring sustainability for IXPs in the developing world

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Bandwidth management has been for sometime an evolving concern for the Internet community around the globe. The rapid introduction of new Internet applications and services as well as the rapid growth of Internet-connected devices has created new challenges for the rational management of the network. Internet Exchange Points - IXPs are a vital strategy for enhancing the quality of Internet operation. One of the main advantages of an IXP is the rationalization of costs, since traffic balances are solved locally and directly between the participants not involving third-party networks often physically distant. Another important advantage is better traffic delivery management because data flows remain as closer as possible to their destination, resulting in better performance and quality to end users. Research carried out by CETIC.br has shown that the Brazilian IXP initiative (PTTMetro) yields up to 30% of savings in transit purchases by ISPs in the country. Despite the solid evidence and the well known benefits of IXP projects, the challenge of efectively involving the Autonomous Systems comunity, endangers the sustainability of the initiatives. The workshop puts together organizations in charge of IXPs and Autonomous Systems from all over the World to foster discussion on the challenges to create sustainable Internet Exchange Point projects in developing nations.

Friday November 13, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 7

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