National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is introducing Internet Exchanges in Durgapur and Bardhaman to improve quality of Internet and Broadband services in West Bengal and nearby regions. It’s an initiative under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) vision 1000 days.
About NIXI –
- NIXI is a not for profit Organisation under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, and was registered on 19th June, 2003. It works under the overall aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
- NIXI was set up for peering of ISPs among themselves for the purpose of routing the domestic traffic within the country, instead of taking it all the way to US/Abroad, thereby resulting in better quality of service (reduced latency) and reduced bandwidth charges for ISPs by saving on International Bandwidth. NIXI is managed and operated on a Neutral basis, in line with the best practices for such initiatives globally.
- .IN is India’s Country Code Top Level domain (ccTLD). The Government of India delegated the operations of INRegistry to NIXI in 2004. The INRegistry operates and manages India’s .IN ccTLD.
- Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers (IRINN) in India provides allocation and registration services of IP addresses and AS numbers, and contributes to the society by providing Internet-related information as a non-profit, affiliation-based organisation, and performing research, education and enlightenment activities.