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1 Angela Chow Eskindir Ayallew Asmare Marvin Castañeda Otto Schäffer Zheng Zheng NicIX Nicaragua Internet eXchange

2 Overview Background Goals Architecture & Services Sustainability plan Achievements Problems encountered Further works Video Conclusion

3 Background 11 ISPs About 70Mbps total international bandwidth About 10% local traffic About 2% Internet penetration

4 Problem Definition ISPs don’t have local peering point Expensive link Delay No new services

5 Solution Establish an IXP The NicIX project

6 Goals Design an IXP Implement the designed IXP Objectives set to achieve the goals Develop a network design of the IXP Setup the IXP Develop business plan and organizational structure Train ISP operators and future IXP staff

7 Design Principles Autonomy to ISPs Scalability Reliability Easy adaptability to IPv6 Sustainability Economical

8 Methodology Literature review Discussion Laboratory Survey Presentation Interview Electronic communication

9 NicIX Architecture Layer two Redundancy Load sharing

10 Topology of NicIX

11 NicIX Services Port leasing Looking glass Traffic statistics Secondary DNS server for ‘.ni’ domain Technical assistance Mailing list and website for the IXP

12 Sustainability Plan Defining type of organization Organizational structure Budget

13 Type of Organization Non-profit organization An autonomous stakeholder board Within the existing National Internet Organization - AIN

14 Organizational Structure NiCIX Board under AIN Each member holds one vote Executive Commitee members chosen from the organizations connected to NicIX AIN Board of directors Executive Committee of the NICIX Board Technical Officer IX Organization

15 Budget Starting cost EquipmentSIDA IP AddressesUNI Setup SIDA Running cost Hosting NicIX Staff expensesNicIX Equipment NicIX

16 Achievements Convinced all ISPs to connect to NicIX Setup the IXP Installed and configured the IXP services Connected 4 ISPs

17 Achievements (Cont.) Organizational structure accepted by AIN Training on BGP delivered to more than fifteen trainees Support to mirror the I-root DNS server ensured

18 Problems Encountered ISPs reluctant to answer survey Difficulty to get the equipment on time Difficulty to meet ISPs Difficulty to get price quotation from Nicaraguan vendors

19 Further Works Connecting the rest of the ISPs Mirror root DNS server Nicix future location Evaluating the economic effect of the IX

20 Video!

21 Conclusion An IX in Managua, Nicaragua is established A sustainability plan which ensures a long lasting IX is prepared and approved Four ISPs are connected and more are preparing to be connected KTH, SIDA and the NicIX team have made a difference in Nicaragua

22 Invitation Come and See NicIX Exhibition Venue: Electrum Atrium, KTH, Kista Time: May 27, 2004 starting from 10:00AM All are cordially invited!

23 Thank you The NicIX team Web: May 24, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden


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