Internet Exchange Point

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An Internet Exchange Point (IXP for short) is a physical infrastructure that allows different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to exchange Internet traffic between their autonomous systems by means of mutual peering agreements. IXPs are typically used by ISPs to reduce dependency on their respective upstream providers; furthermore, they are used to increase efficiency and fault-tolerance.

The costs for operating an IXP are typically shared by all participating ISPs.

Contents

List of IXPs

Africa

Asia

Europe

Most major European IXPs are organized in the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX).

Middle East

Oceania

North America

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