Local IXP (KIXP) peering and Local traffic

Hi Job,

I have looped some IP topdogs on this. Hoping they’ll honor the looping and
give their views.

On 3 May 2018 at 12:31, Job Muriuki via kictanet <
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> Why loose and you will have more bandwidth to sell locally and we keep as
> much bandwidth local as possible.
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> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Collins Areba <arebacollins@gmail.com>
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>> I would say follow the money.
>>
>> Who stands to lose the most should everyone peer at , say 200G locally?
>> considering google and akamai are already in the country.
>>
>> o/
>>
>> On 3 May 2018, 12:21 PM +0300, Job Muriuki via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>, wrote:
>>
>> Anyone here from Tespok or CA shed some light.
>>
>> I have a question on what governs local ISP peering in Kenya. There is
>> KIXP at EADC which was set up so to keep local traffic local. Is it open to
>> international carriers like Seacom, Tata, Etisalat, Hurricane electric,
>> China Telkom and others who are present at EADC?
>>
>> The reason I ask is if you take service, IP transit service from any of
>> the carriers and you are not peering at KIXP your IPs (Local traffic) go
>> all the way to either France or UAE and back to Kenya while they could have
>> just peered at KIXP and offer faster and “affordable” connections. It makes
>> no sense for a connection to ecitizen or a server hosted locally at say
>> Node Africa to have to go to IXPs in other countries and brought back to
>> Kenya getting treated and charged as international traffic.
>>
>> Is KIXP that unreliable or what is the challenge? If we don’t grow our
>> local capacity to deliver gigabit speeds in our IXP and take advantage of
>> CDNs available locally, will we ever fully utilise the internet and
>> create jobs at the same time without having multinationals come do it?
>>
>> Currently getting a data pipe from point A to B over a fiber connection
>> within Kenya is more expensive than getting an internet connection from the
>> same provider which will be carried on the same fiber link as the data pipe
>> which makes absorption of hosting services in Kenya way expensive compared
>> to hosting servers in Europe or America. Most Kenyans and even some
>> government agencies result in hosting services overseas and the users are
>> in Kenya then what is the point of investing in fiber locally and have it
>> rot underground while cash is sent to companies out there for a service we
>> can provide locally?
>>
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>> Job Muriuki,
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