Faster browsing for Schools with NZIX

The New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) is welcoming a significant new member, New Zealand Schools.

Operated by CityLink, the NZIX has been running since 1998. It has a subscriber base of more than 80 ISPs, leading Content Delivery Networks (CDN), as well as media networks and education networks. It offers multi-lateral and bi-lateral exchange of traffic between peers.

NZIX delivers an enhanced internet experience to New Zealand Schools, with connectivity to the government-funded Managed Network specifically designed and built for New Zealand’s 2500+ schools, by Network for Learning (N4L).

The goal of the Managed Network is to ensure that all schools have equitable access to fast internet running at predictable speeds, with uncapped data, web filtering, and network security services.

“By peering on NZIX, schools gain direct and shorter paths to internet content, resulting in reduced latency and an even faster internet experience. At the same time, subscribers of NZIX can deliver content directly to schools, increasing cost efficiency,” says CityLink Chief Executive Nick Willis.

There are currently nearly 1,300 schools on the Managed Network, with all schools to be connected by the end of 2016.

About NZIX

NZIX is the largest Peering Exchange in New Zealand, managed by CityLink. Operating since 1998, one of the key differentiators of NZIX is its distributed exchange with connectivity to over 25 Data centres and 600 buildings. It continues to expand with CityLink’s Fibre Connectivity. It comprises of Auckland (APE), Wellington (WIX) Christchurch (CHIX), Palmerston North (PIX), Hamilton (HIX) and the soon to be launched Dunedin Peering Exchange (DPE). Over 80 ISPs, leading global CDNs, media networks and education networks connect to NZIX.

About CityLink

Established in 1995, CityLink is New Zealand’s foremost supplier of open access wholesale telecommunications services and a wholly owned subsidiary of the NZX publicly listed TeamTalk group of companies. The company operates an extensive fibre network and feature rich Ethernet service in the Wellington and Auckland. It manages the New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX), operates colocation facilities in Auckland and Wellington, as well as custom high capacity Wi-Fi networks for cities, education, malls, stadiums, accommodation, events, conference centres, and transport hubs.

For more information, please contact

CityLink Ltd

Nick Willis, Chief Executive
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