Ibadan Internet Exchange

Ibadan Internet Exchange

Ibadan Internet Exchange

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The Ibadan Internet Exchange () is Nigeria's first Internet Exchange Point (IXP), a neutral, not-for-profit arrangement, which was commissioned in late March 2003 by the two founding ISPs and , both located in Ibadan. The exchange setup was facilitated by Fisayo Adeleke (Network Administrator, ) and Sunday Folayan (MD, ) representing the two ISPs. It was hoped that the exchange point will facilitate high-speed and reliable exchange of local Internet traffic in Ibadan such that participating members can maximize their international Internet connectivity. A second aim was to prove to the over 30-member Nigeria ISP Association that an exchange point was feasible if members would come together, discuss and agree on the modalities.

Unfortunately, the exchange lasted for just about six months with a maximum local traffic of 690 kbit/s (quite significant, considering the very low local content in the Country) passing through the exchange while it was running. The exchange was indirectly shutdown due to Fisayo Adeleke's exit from , and subsequent exit of the technical contact at , Bolanle Akinpelu.

In recent times, several plans have been made at the association level to set up the Lagos Internet Exchange (LagIX), which is believed will have a much wider impact nationally considering the fact that 60%+ of ISPs in Nigeria are located in Lagos.

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