Local IXP (KIXP) peering and Local traffic

Thank you, Washington.
It good we have a straight talk. As much it’s business we need to get value
and grow in the process.

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Regards,
Job Muriuki,

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On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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 <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Job Muriuki,
>>>
>>> Skype: heviejob
>>>
>>>
>>>
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