The Mwanza IXP was created in cooperation between TCRA and TISPA. It is operated by TISPA in order to provide a neutral peering point for IP networks in Mwanza, Tanzania. This does allow for local routing of Internet traffic in Mwanza, between network operators, via peering connections.
These will reduce the average per-bit delivery cost for Internet traffic and more importantly reduce latencies, increase available bandwidth and improve quality of service since traffic is routed locally.
Peering at MIXP started in June 2016, after obtaining numbering resources from AfriNIC at the end of May 2016.
Location & setup
The IXP is located at TTCL Head Office, Post St, Kamanga, in Mwanza: (https://goo.gl/maps/7yPJfsoiYqt). MIXP is making use if the equipment supplied by TCRA, 2x Cisco Gigabit switches, a Cisco 2811 router and 3 Dell servers, along with rack, UPS and accessories.
The peers connected at MIXP are:
Raha Liquid Telecoms | SimbaNet Tanzania Ltd | TTCL | Vodacom Tanzania PLC | Habari Node PLC | Cable Television Network (CTV) Ltd | Halotel Tanzania PLC | Tigo Tanzania PLC | Zantel Tanzania PLC | Smile Communications (T) Ltd | WIA Company Ltd | Aptus Solutions Ltd | Airtel Tanzania PLC
Traffic statistics are collected since November 2016 and show the following development:
This shows that traffic flows up to 3 Mbps (or short bursts even higher) are accommodated by MIXP. Information about Mwanza IXP (MIXP) is publicly available at https://www.tix.or.tz/mixp/ , which also includes the list of peers and aggregate traffic graphs.