Domestic Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

  1. The infrastructure to facilitate peering among the ISPs has already been put in place, the SASEC OFC network connecting all the ISPs.
  2. BT and TICL have already peered on SASEC OFC
  3. The upcoming Druk Research and Education Network (DrukREN) project has already provisioned for establishing an IXP in Bhutan. Talks has already been initiated with all ISPs and they have welcomed the proposal.
  4. When ISPs are not peered with each other, time required to access the local content is high and most of the bandwidth is used up in that process. Thus the services to access the international content are then hampered, reducing the international bandwidth usage of the country. If peering is established, not only will it speed up access to local content but bandwidth for international connectivity can also be freed thus, improving the services and increasing the bandwidth usage in the country. Basically, the intent is to segregate the international and local traffic so that the local traffic does not clog the international bandwidth. This way, even the billing could be done based on the type of traffic used with end users the ultimate beneficiary.
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