ANIX

 

ANIX (Albanian Neutral Internet eXchange) is the first and only neutral and non-for-profit Internet point in Albania. National and foreign ISPs come to ANIX to interconnect their networks, improving their speed, bandwidth, and security of their data.


An Internet Point of Exchange (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) and CDN (Content Delivery Networks) exchange Internet traffic.
IXPs reduce the ISP's share of traffic, which should be delivered through their upstream transit providers, thus reducing the average cost of bit allocation for their service.

The main features of IXP are:

  • An Internet Point of Exchange (IXP) enables local networks to exchange information at a mutual point within the country rather than exchanging local Internet traffic overseas.
  • Therefore a IXP is an internet infrastructure component that can increase the capacity and quality of the Internet for local communities.
  • The advantages of direct connectivity are many, but the main ones are cost, latency and bandwidth.
  • Direct connectivity, often located in the same city as the two networks, avoids the need for data to travel to other cities (potentially on other continents) to get from one network to another, thus reducing the delay.
  • A link to a local IXP can allow them to transfer unlimited data, greatly improving the bandwidth between the customers of the two adjacent ISPs.

 

Active members:

Company

ASN

Connections

Abcom

21183

1Gbps

Abissnet

35047

1Gbps

Albanian Neutral Internet eXchange

205140

1Gbps

Albanian Telecommunications Union

198279

1Gbps

AS112 Reverse DNS

112

1Gbps

Academic Network of Albania

57961

1Gbps

Selcom

60352

1Gbps