Internet Exchange Points & Migration

In many developing countries, poor connectivity between ISPs often results in the routing of local traffic over expensive international links simply to reach destinations within the country of origin.

IXPs offer many advantages, some of them are improving the quality of Internet services in a country by reducing the delays. IXPs also can be a convenient hub for hosting critical infrastructure within countries.

Data centre migration offers many challenges. Even more challenging is the Migration and creation of new IXP’s . This is an art mastered by few.

Join Barry Apundo Macharia as he talks about his experience of setting up and running the Kenya Internet Exchange Point.

This virtual training will be on webex (see details below) and was initially targeted at the East African Network Operators Group (EANOG). Please forward the links to friends partners and anyone that might be interested. We expect a varied audience so it will be a great interaction.


To join the training session

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm, Nairobi Time (Nairobi, GMT+03:00)  (You can join 15 minutes earlier)
Session number: 202 958 046
1. Go to:
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: eanog
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Slides are available here:  Peering in Kenya

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>