SITELiX Project replaced by NIX.SK: The Czech peering node enters the Slovak market
Bratislava/Prague, 18th March 2015 -- In early January, the Czech Republic’s neutral peering node NIX.CZ announced that it was taking over the running of the SITELiX project, one of the two peering nodes currently active in Slovakia. During today’s Peering Day conference in Bratislava, the Director of NIX.CZ Martin Semrád introduced several new initiatives connected with this move. They include expanding the offer for Slovak networks, a new name (NIX.SK) and the launch of the Route Server service, previously lacking on the Slovak market. All details are available on the website: www.nix.sk.
The NIX.SK Project (previously SITELiX) remains a neutral peering node dedicated to Slovakia and will not be interconnected with the Czech peering node. NIX.CZ Association will be running the node from Prague, while maintaining a separate organizational unit in Bratislava, mostly for tax-related and administrative reasons.
“Today marks the end of the SITELiX Project and the beginning of NIX.SK. The similarity of the name with NIX.CZ is no coincidence – we would like it to reflect the values and the vision we have been developing in the Czech Republic for more than 18 years. Another important news is the launch of our new Route Server service, which will facilitate creating peering connections for new member companies. We are also expanding the NIX.SK offer to include 100 Gb connections. No such high-capacity connection had previously been available in Slovakia,” said Martin Semrád, the Director of NIX.CZ Association, which runs the NIX.SK peering node.
The Slovakian interconnection market acquires a strong new partner with abundant experience in data transfer between Internet operators. NIX.CZ is also hoping to bring new international content providers to Slovakia, which are currently active in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, in order to improve their interconnections with Slovak networks.
More information about the NIX.SK Project is available on www.nix.sk or in the press release announcing the expansion of NIX.CZ to the Slovak market published in January of this year, which can be found in the News section of the Association’s website.