Nigeria Internet Exchange Point hits 10.000 % traffic growth in five years.
Mr Muhammed Rudman (CEO of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)) stated that in Lagos statistics from 2013-2018 indicate traffic growth on the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) by 10 000%, with a current value of 110 gigabits. Connections to the IXP of Content Providers such as Facebook, Akamai,China Telecom and Angola cables have contributed to the growth.
Internet operations are now simplified and traffic is localised. Rudman stated that the coming together of local and international players to connect to the IXP is in tandem with Nigeria’s local content quest because about 40% of the Internet traffic being exchanged in the country is presently local occasioned by the Internet Exchange Point.