The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, supported by the Internet Society, announces the launch of a new IXP Programme. African, European, Russian, North American, and South American IXPs are onboard. The ten founding participants in the MANRS IXP Programme include: Asteroid (International), CABASE (Argentina), CRIX (Costa Rica), DE-CIX (Germany), INEX (Ireland), MSK-IX (Russia), Netnod (Sweden), RINEX (Rwanda), TorIX (Canada), and YYCIX (Canada). Full press release here: https://www.internetsociety.org/news/%25news_type%25/%25year%25/manrs-launches-new-ixp-programme-to-promote-routing-security/
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MANRS Launches New IXP Programme to Promote Routing Security
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The Saudi Internet Exchange (SAIX), has joined Euro-IX as a Remote member. SAIX aims at localizing the internet traffic in Saudi Arabia, and hence it now inter-connects all the Internet Providers of Saudi. SAIX is aiming to attract large and small content providers to enhance internet connectivity in the country and decrease dependence on transit links. Currently they are operating one IXP and a second one will be live by Q3. Their goal is to improve internet quality in the country and help get cheaper internet access.
Learn more about SAIX: www.ixp.sa