Swaziland establishes domestic IXP

16 Apr 2014

Swaziland has established the first domestic internet exchange point (IXP) in the country, which will result in the faster and more secure exchange of intra-country traffic and eliminate the country’s dependence on international connectivity for local internet services. The IXP was established with the support of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS), a project endorsed by the African Union and implemented by the Internet Society, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (MICT). Swaziland became the third country to be connected under the AXIS initiative, after neighbouring states Namibia and Burundi established their own exchange points in March 2014.