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INX-ZA operates the only completely neutral, and community-run Internet exchange points in South Africa, namely the Johannesburg Internet exchange (JINX), Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX) and Durban Internet Exchange (DINX). The JINX is Africa's oldest IXP; operating since 1996, with 100% uptime!
The Internet exchanges (INXs) provide the only neutral facilitiy for ISPs and operators of Internet Protocol (IP) networks data-centre agnostic facility for operators to connect and exchange traffic (peer) in South Africa. Peering encourage encourages the routing of domestic Internet traffic by providing an optimal path for traffic to reach other networks within the same city, country or continent. This reduces the usage of expensive long-distance links and improves network performance.
Connecting to any of the INXs is easy, and open to any network that has its own IP address space and an autonomous system number.