Ottawa – April 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has initiated a strategic analysis of a potential Canadian IXP Network. Nordicity has been mandated by CIRA to develop a business case for a potential Canadian IXP network that would best service all Canadian Internet stakeholders, including Internet service providers (ISPs) and hosting service providers.
IXPs improve Internet costs, latency and bandwidth. By allowing ISPs to directly interconnect via a physical exchange point, IXPs reduce the need for third-party upstream transit providers. IXPs also removes the need for data to travel outside of Canada to get from one network to another.
Nordicity is investigating the potential benefits of a potential IXP network in Canada through the following two-phase methodology:
As part of the business plan Nordicity will provide a long-term sustainable growth strategy to grow an IXP network from seven sites to a national network.
The final business case and strategy will showcase CIRA's national thought leadership on improving Canada's Internet infrastructure.
For more information on this initiative, contact Stuart Jack, firstname.lastname@example.org