First IXP established in Thimphu, Bhutan

Bhutan has launched its first Internet exchange point (IXP) called the Bhutan Internet exchange (BtIX). According to the Kuensel online news platform, the BtIX will serve as the single hub to keep all local traffic by Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks, separating them from expensive and distant third party networks.

According to officials of BtIX, the infrastructure will improve the overall Internet quality experience in Bhutan by reducing delays. It will also reduce the average public delivery cost of Internet services since networks will interconnect directly through the exchange.