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How IXPs are supporting the Internet during COVID-19

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Internet exchange points (IXPs) are vital to bringing faster and more affordable Internet to people.

Thank you for joining a 90-minute conversation about how IXPs are supporting the Internet during COVID-19.

This virtual meeting hosted deliberations with major IXPs in Asia-Pacific, to collect insights on how IXPs have dealt with increased volume of traffic, and how COVID-19 has tested capacity and resilience of local infrastructure.

The goal of this meeting was to demonstrate the role IXPs as a key component in the architecture of local Internet infrastructure, and how they have played a role in supporting the Internet during COVID-19. 

The key topics of discussions were:

  • Change in traffic patterns IXPs observe during COVID-19.
  • Improvement to increase the capacity of local infrastructure to handle traffic surge.
  • Support IXPs require to strengthen Internet resiliency, affordability and efficiency.

Presentations:

Watch the recorded livestream:

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Time

06:00 – 07:30 AM UTC

Thursday 25 June 2020

Location

Online

Panelists and moderator

Kenneth Chan

Team Lead, Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX)

Kenneth CHAN is the team lead of HKIX. He joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992 and served HKIX since 2001. He is experienced in network design, implementation… Read more

Raja Mohan Marappan

Operations Manager, Malaysia IX (MyIX)

Raja Mohan Marappan is operations manager at Malaysia IX. He joined MyIX in 2010, when MyIX Association decided to engage a full-time staff to manage the operations of the exchange.… Read more

Rupesh Shrestha

CEO, Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) and Chair, SANOG

Rupesh Shrestha is current CEO of Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) and Chair of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG). Mr. Shrestha started his carrier in Nepal Telecom in 1998. With… Read more

Katsuyasu Toyama

Chair, Asia Pacific IX Association (APIX) and COO, JPNAP

Katsuyasu Toyama is a chair of Asia Pacific IX association and COO of JPNAP, the biggest internet exchange in Japan, by INTERNET MULTIFEED CO. He was involved with the establishment… Read more

Aftab Siddiqui

Senior Manager, Internet Technology - Asia-Pacific

Aftab Siddiqui joined the Internet Society (ISOC) as a Technical Engagement Manager in November 2016. Prior to joining ISOC, Aftab worked as an Australian network integrator and at a Pakistani… Read more

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