The Iranian Internet exchange point( IXP) will be inaugurated tomorrow by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, Fars news agency reported.The project has been constructed by Iran's Telecommunication Infrastructure Company, the report said.
The IXP is physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks.IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP's traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the average per-bit delivery cost of their service. Furthermore, the increased number of paths learned through the IXP improves routing efficiency and fault-tolerance.
It should be recalled that, more than 45 million people are using internet in Iran, IRNA reported on April 7, citing data released by the National Internet Development Center.The number of internet users in the year which ended in March 2012 reached 32.7 million in Iran.
Since 2005, Iran has been developing the "national intranet" to improve control over its content as well as domestic internet speed.The project, which is separate from the World Wide Web, was scheduled to be completed by 2013. This network will be separated from the rest of the internet and specifically for domestic use.
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