The Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX) have been expanded, said INX-ZA.
JINX added a fourth data centre node, while CINX has been extended to become INX-ZA’s third multi-site exchange point in South Africa.
The expansion follows an agreement between INX-ZA and Liquid Telecom, which saw INX-ZA extend the reach of the Internet exchanges to Liquid Telecom’s data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
“Alongside Johannesburg and Durban, the recent expansion of CINX puts Cape Town on the map as the third city in South Africa with a multi-site Internet exchange, all of which are operated by INX-ZA,” said INX-ZA manager Nishal Goburdhan.
JINX began as a project of the Internet Service Providers’ Association, and is now independently managed by INX-ZA.
INX-ZA operates the only community-run, public Internet exchanges in SA’s three major cities.