Rise in traffic via local IXPs saves Nigeria $40m annual capital flights

IXPs, iXPN, Rudman, Internet Society

Localisation of internet traffic through the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (iXPN) is saving Nigerian economy $40 million in capital flight annually. This is as the country attained second phase of local internet traffic hosting which means that nearly 70 per cent of internet traffic in the country is localized. In its latest report titled: “Anchoring the African Internet Ecosystem: Lessons from Kenya and Nigeria’s Internet Exchange Point Growth,” the Internet Society emphasized that the role of the IXPs is critical to pervasive internet access at affordable rates in Africa.…

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