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What is the role of IXPs in Oceania?

The cost of transit between networks in Oceania, coupled with the high cost of international bandwidth, are likely to be driving factors behind the rise in Internet Exchanges Points (IXPs) in the region, according to Narelle Clark, CEO of the Internet Association of Australia (IAA).

Narelle made the comments during APNIC’s recent Networking From Home (NFH) Oceania event, where she pointed out that the need for the region to connect to faraway hubs in international markets meant that international bandwidth was expensive. The IAA also runs IX Australia, which has IXPs at various locations around Australia.

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