Kuwait Internet Exchange (IXP)
Posted Date: 20 Oct 2019
The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has announced the launch of the Kuwait Internet Exchange (IXP) project: a carrier neutral Internet exchange point operated by CITRA, interconnecting local networks and content providers to lower costs and enhance end-user experience.
It serves as a central connection point for content providers, cloud providers, and networks to enable exchange of information locally rather than overseas.
ix.kw is the first open, carrier neutral, and community-directed Internet Exchange Point in the region.
More information on the Kuwait Internet Exchange can be found at http://ix.kw
The end user MoU is available on the website and it lists connectivity terms and conditions.
The website details membership options, current members and provides users with a snapshot of ix.kw utilization.
Mr. Fahad Al Fahad, Chief of the Telecommunications Sector at CITRA, stated that creating a regional peering hub will improve reach, assure quality, and lower bandwidth costs in order to deliver enhanced user experience to the region using a robust state of the art infrastructure to position ix.kw as a leading regional internet exchange point.
Al Fahad also stated that the launch of the IXP project is a step forward in the digital transformation plan outlined in the Kuwait 2035 vision.