Internet Exchange Points can connect local networks for improved performance, better security, and allocate resources more efficiently. Furthermore, Internet Exchange points allow different network operators who may not trust each other (and perhaps even compete with one another) to share a single point of access where they can exchange Internet traffic between one another. Internet Exchange Points reduce the cost companies pay to access Internet broadband providers and increase network performance and reliability by reducing latency, packet loss, and jitter. Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a neutral location where different organizations can connect for improved connectivity.
1) They provide greater network reliability by linking together networks that would otherwise be out-of-reach.
2) They help reduce latency by allowing traffic to take the most efficient path between two endpoints on an Internet service provider’s network.
3) IXPs can centralize routing tables, thereby reducing administrative overhead for participating networks. These properties make IXP an essential part of our interconnected global Internet ecosystem, which is growing rapidly.
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) have been around since the Internet was created. Yet, in recent years they have become a crucial infrastructure component of connectivity.