The New Year’s issue of the NIX.CZ Newsletter is out
In this issue of the NIX.CZ newsletter, we are first of all looking back at the celebrations of 2016, which marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Association. In November, we held our annual conference, which featured a number of important speakers and brought together guests from both the Czech Republic and abroad. The newsletter also reports on a new record in data transfer speed in our node.
We wish you a very Happy New Year 2017!
NIX.CZ Association lowers its prices of 10GE and 100GE connections
At the beginning of the new year, the Czech neutral peering node NIX.CZ has unveiled its new Pricelist. The changes concern the monthly charges for the use of 10 GE and 100 GE connections. In the first case, the monthly rate is now CZK 15,000 (reduced from CZK 16,000). Starting from January, the price of 100 GE will be CZK 55,000 per month (previously CZK 85,000). NIX.CZ Association is changing its tarifs after two years.
"100GE technology is becoming increasingly more accessible. This is evidenced by the rising demand for this technology, as we have seen over the past year. We are reducing our 100 GE connection rates by nearly a third and hoping that this will help spread the use of this technology even further, " said Martin Semrád, the Director of NIX.CZ.
Prices for the use of the Slovak peering node NIX.SK remain unchanged.
Technicians from a Rwandese peering node complete a week-long internship at NIX.CZ
“During this week-long meeting, we shared with our guests our twenty years’ experience of operating a peering node and showed them our technical support and facilities. We also took advantage of an offer made by the CZ.NIC Association, which helped our Rwandese colleagues configure a BIRD routing daemon,” the Director of NIX.CZ Martin Semrád said. “Our cooperation with RINEX follows upon our previous activities in Montenegro. In both cases, our aim is to help develop peering services and pass on our know-how and experience in running a neutral peering node.”
An interview with the CEO of RICTA, Ghislain Nkeramugaba, is available on Root.cz.
The Czech peering node NIX.CZ helps develop the Internet in Montenegro
Prague / Podgorica, 12. July 2016 -This year, the staff of NIX.CZ, the Czech neutral peering node, have been working together with their colleagues from the University of Montenegro, which operates MIXP (Montenegro Internet Exchange Point), on the development and commercial launch of an independent peering node in this Mediterranean country. The aim of the initiative is to contribute to the development of the Internet in Montenegro, to improve the quality of local Internet connection and reduce prices.
As part of the Danube Peering project, supported by the European Commission's START fund, the Czech internet experts have been focusing primarily on creating the necessary technical infrastructure and strengthening its operational capacities.
"Thanks to the transformative cooperation with the Czech Republic, we have managed to build and launch the first independent Internet peering node in Montenegro, which currently brings together seven networks," said Božo Krstajić, the chairman of board of directors of MIXP.
The number may appear small compared to, for example, the Czech NIX.CZ node, but we should keep in mind that Montenegro's population, including its population of Internet users, is also much smaller. At the moment, approximately 380,000 inhabitants of Montenegro use the Internet.
"We are very happy to be able to pass on our experience, which we have gained by operating our neutral peering node for nearly twenty years now, to our colleagues in Montenegro. We are also delighted by their interest in our projects, especially the FENIX security project. This is an opportunity to be part of a collaboration that ultimately helps not only the expansion of the Internet but also an economic development,” said Martin Semrád, the Director of NIX.CZ.
Together with NIX.CZ Association, the development of the Internet in Montenegro is also supported by CZ.NIC, the Czech national domain administrator, via the BIRD routing daemon project, which MIXP uses for interconnecting individual networks on its route servers.
"According to a survey conducted by the EURO-IX association, the Czech BIRD software is currently used by two-thirds of all Internet nodes virtually all over the world. We are pleased that our colleagues from Montenegro have also made this choice, "said Ondřej Filip, the Director of CZ.NIC.
The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published
The next issue of our quarterly newsletter shows how the broadcasts of the 2016 IIHF World Championship and the EURO 2016 football cup activated the charts of transmitted data in our exchange. Furthermore, we inform on the continuing cooperation with our colleagues from Montenegro, we look back on our performance at the Internet and Technology conference, and the icing on the cake is the introduction of our new colleague, who definitely puts a smile on our face.