ISOC-IL has recently completed an upgrade of the technological infrastructure of the Israeli Internet eXchange (IIX). As part of the system upgrade, Israeli ISP’s will be able to connect to the IIX at a maximum speed of 100Gbps compared to 10Gbps in the previous version – 10 times faster. ISOC-IL has also published new pricing for 2018, reducing the cost of connecting to the IIX.
The upgraded communications components of the IIX, based on Arista products, enable additional advanced services, supporting faster speeds, better online experience, and increased security. Several ISP’s have already upgraded their access lines to the Exchange, resulting in a significantly larger volume of traffic over the IIX – 65Gbps compared to 20Gbps before the upgrade.
The Israeli Internet Exchange project was established by ISOC-IL in 1996 in order to connect all internet providers in Israel. The IIX allows internet users in Israel to browse local websites without the traffic having to leave the country – thus improving speed and reducing latency.
The IIX allows any Israeli ISP to connect on equal terms, with full transparency and over 99.9999% uptime (less than 5 minutes downtime per year). The complete details of all connections to the Exchange are available to the public on ISOC-IL’s website. The vast majority of active Israeli ISPs are connected to the IIX, providing greater cybersecurity in the domestic internet.
Yoram Hacohen, CEO, ISOC-IL, said: “The upgrade of the IIX technology is good news for the Israeli internet, and we hope it will improve and enrich the services that the Israeli user can receive – increased surfing speed, reduced costs, and greater cybersecurity. The impact of the change is already evident, and the ISPs connected to the IIX have already upgraded their connectivity to the Exchange. ISOC-IL will continue to strive to improve the infrastructure it manages for the benefit of internet users in Israel.”