Mwanza IXP

Mwanza Internet eXchange Point is the latest addition to the Tanzania Internet Exchanges. Started in 2011 the MIXP is managed by a stakeholders steering committee that includes participants like the resident Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) namely: Airtel, Barmedas.Com, Habari Node Ltd, RAHA StarTel, SpiceNet Communications, SpiderSAT.Com, Tigo, Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL), Vodacom and Zantel as well as a member from Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and Tanzania Service Providers Association (TISPA).

Below picture: a few members of the MIXP committee meet at the new MIXP location to follow up on the recent equipment relocation to one of the Barmedas Data Center located in the center of town. (L-R: Nyangu Meghji (Raha.Com) and Eng. James Kilaba (TCRA) finalizing the changes on the Mwanza IXP equipments

IMG_20150310_134805_Smaller

Composition of the members on the MIXP Committee

S/N

NAME

ORGANISATION

POSITION

1

Mr. Hirnoy Barmeda

Barmedas

Chairman

2

Mr. Zawadi Nchimbi

AMREF

Secretary

3

Mr. Kassim Mngodo

TTCL

Member

4

Ms. Evelyn Magalula

Habari Node

Member

5

Mr. Juma Msabaha

Tigo

Member

The following were the agreed Terms of References (ToRs) of the committee:

  1. To Process acquisition of premises at Barmedas – Mwanza and Supervise the equipment installations in collaboration with TISPA

  2. Encourage all key stakeholders to peer

  3. Establish MIXP Ownership Structure and mode of operand using the available IXPs (like AIXP and TIXP) best experiences

  4. Call for stakeholders’ meetings

  5. Consider for backup links to peers

Technical Managers:

The MIXP is run by both TISPA and Mwanza IXP staff. Below we can see the technical managers (L-R: Nyangu Meghji (Raha.Com) and Kalva Anil Kumar (Barmedas.Com) finalizing the changes on the Mwanza IXP equipments.

IMG_20150310_205332

Current peers at the MIXP:

  1. RAHA (Startel)
  2. SimbaNet
  3. SpiceNet Communications.

Peers currently running links to join:

  • Habari Node Ltd
  • Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd

Peering policy:

MIXP has an open policy and we invite you to peer with the MIXP. Please download the MoU here of click the below link to start:

http://tispa.or.tz/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MIXP_MoU_20150306.pdf