INEX traffic up by over 50pc this year

18 Apr 2008

INEX, the Internet Neutral Exchange, has seen traffic volumes increase by more than 50pc since the start of this year, the association has announced.

The increase in traffic at the exchange is being attributed to upgrades by existing members, new members coming on board and the implementation of a route server which makes it easier for members to peer traffic at the exchange.

In December, INEX announced its first 10GB member, with HEAnet upgrading its connection to the exchange.

The industry-owned association, which currently has 49 internet service providers as members, today announced details of its newly elected committee. It includes, for the first time, a member from Northern Ireland, Andrew Maybin from Tibus, a part of UTV New Media.

The rest of the committee comprises Declan Comerford (Microsoft), Ronan Kelly (Smart Telecom), Stephen McCarron (Hosting365), Paul McDonnell (Eircom), Fachtna Mylod (Verizon Business), Mike Norris (HEAnet) and Colin Whittaker (Amazon).

“The addition of a committee member from a Northern Ireland-based business enhances INEX’s position as an ‘All Ireland’ peering point,” commented Barry Rhodes, CEO, INEX. “Over the years we have worked to attract members and IP traffic from across the island of Ireland and those that have joined have seen excellent results from peering their traffic at the exchange.

“We are delighted that the INEX committee has evolved to include representatives from across INEX members’ sectors including ISPs, telecoms, hosting and content providers.”

By Niall Byrne