Ghana Internet Exchange

Ghana Internet Exchange

The Ghana Internet eXchange (GIX) is an Internet exchange point which serves Internet traffic in Ghana. GIX allows local Internet service providers and network operators to easily exchange traffic within Ghana, while improving connectivity and services for their customers. GIX was officially launched October 18, 2005 at the Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence.

The GIX home page states: "The GIX is run and operated by the Ghana Internet eXchange Association (GIXA), an independent non-profit corporation established by the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) and other stakeholders interested in joining and growing the GIX. While the GIX is a facility (router and switch) housed at the Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence, the GIXA is the community of operators (ISPs and Network Operators) who are connected and owners. GISPA is a professional, non-profit trade association representing the interest of ISPs and those interested in the provision of Internet service. The structure of the GIXA (GIX) is such that non-members of GISPA can also connect to the exchange. Hence it is open to all carriers (operators) who may want to exchange traffic locally.

"GISPA has been the lead organisation facilitating the establishment of the GIXA and the GIX in collaboration with other institutions who have contributed significantly such as Ministry of Communication ( [http://www.moc.gov.gh MoC] ), National Communication Authority ( [http://www.nca.org.gh NCA] ), Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence ( [http://www.kace-aiti.com.gh KACE] ), [http://www.geekcorps.org Geekcorps] , Packet Clearing House ( [http://www.pch.net PCH] ), African Internet Service Providers Association ( [http://www.afrispa.org AfrISPA] ), Ghana Network Information Centre ( [http://www.nic.gh GhNIC] ), NTIC of the French Government through the French Embassy in Ghana [http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr French Embassy in Ghana] and its members who have donated resources, time and money in various forms."

External links

* [http://www.gixa.org.gh Ghana Internet Exchange (GIX) Website]
* [http://www.gispa.org.gh Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) Website]


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