TESPOK launches Mombasa Internet Exchange Point.
In other news today as reported in the Business Daily Newspaper, the Telecommunications Service Providers Association (TESPOK) has launched its second internet exchange point in Mombasa. This is Kenya’s second internet exchange point following the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) that has been operational in Nairobi since early 2000.
The goal of Internet exchange points (globally) is to ensure efficient and cost-effective Internet packet data routing by keeping it “local” instead of using high cost and high latency transport through international connections. This announcement comes after Kenya hosted the first African Peering and Interconnection Forum last week. For the full story from the Business Daily as reported by Githua Kihara go here>