Vodacom Business Nigeria has connected its global network of customers to the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria. Vodacom Business Nigeria is the first enterprise solutions provider connected to the newly created IXPN exchange point in Ikeja, Lagos.
Connecting to IXPN will reduce Internet transport costs, network latency and also guarantee faster access to local content as traffic is exchanged locally.
The IXPN supplies a platform that allows numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network operators in Nigeria to exchange traffic between their networks by means of peering agreements based on transparency and confidentiality.
The real value of an Internet exchange is in encouraging a maximum number of local ISPs to connect across the IXPN peering points.
The Chief Technical Officer of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Vermon Van Rooyen, said “With our connection to IXPN, we have improved on our ability to connect locally and with a large number of the world’s Internet networks directly. This improves latency times and reliability, for all our customers”
“Furthermore, our customers can access locally hosted content within Nigeria rapidly, securely and cost-effectively. Additionally, with peering amongst ISPs, we will facilitate greater Internet penetration and gradually bridge the digital divide existing in the country,”