Web Peering Activity in SA: Napafrica vs ISPA INX

South Africa’s biggest Internet trade points are developing in notoriety, with ISPA and Napafrica imparting more activity than at any other time


Teraco Data Environments (Teraco) started NapAfrica – an unbiased, layer 2 Internet trade (IX) point – in its Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban information centres in March 2012.

Napafrica offers 100% free peering, with no enrollment or port expenses. It additionally gives up to 10 Mbps of fibre last mile ability to both JINX and CINX.

Teraco declared that it has seen outstanding development of a homegrown peering trade, NAPAfrica (IXP), in the course of recent months.

Napafrica right now has over 100 parts crosswise over its trade areas in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

The IXP has a peering throughput of over 6Gbps and is the most different system trade point in Africa. It oversees over 3600 interconnects and that number is developing quickly.

Lex van Wyk, CEO of Teraco Data Environments, says the anticipated development will bring about a 100% expansion in peering movement throughout 2014 and will immovably position NAPAfrica as the quickest developing IXP in Africa.

Napafrica peering customers incorporate Cell C, Google, MWEB, Seacom, Web Africa, Nashua Mobile, Altech Autopage, BCX, iBurst and FNB Connect.

NAPAfrica gives an elective to the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) worked Internet trade points – the Johannesburg Internet exchange (JINX), Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX) and Durban Internet Exchange.

This raises the inquiry how prominent each of these trades are. The accompanying 24 hour activity diagrams address that inquiry.

JINX vs NAPAfrica Johannesburg

JINX’s activity at present crests at around 10Gbps, double Napafrica Johannesburg’s crest movement of around 5Gbps.

CINX vs Napafrica Cape Town

CINX’s activity at present crests at around 3.5Gbps, altogether higher than Napafrica Cape Town’s crest movement of around 800mbps.

DINX vs Napafrica Durban

The DINX’s activity current crests at around 8Mbps, while Napafrica Durban’s movement tops at around 15Mbps.


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