Inquirer.net has this scoop on the proposed low-cost RP Internet Exchange called PHOpenIX.
The Philippine Network Operators Group (PHNOG) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Department of Science and Technology have started setting up the Philippine common Internet exchange, dubbed PHOpenIX, according to PHNOG founder and APNIC Pty. Ltd. Training Officer Amante Alvaran, in an email interview.
The PHOpenIX is currently managed and operated by ASTI, a research and development arm of the DOST. Alvaran said both organizations are now inviting network operators to connect to the local Internet exchange, which supports both IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6) Internet protocols. IPv6 allows the creation of more Internet addresses and improves data security.
Internet exchanges (IX) provide numerous benefits for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country. This concept is not entirely new. Migs and I co-wrote an article for the Asia Pacific Internet Association on the state of Philippine Internet Exchanges. This was nearly five (5) years ago. IXes have definitely been around for quite some time already. However, its state is not very good.Read the full story on The Rebirth of Philippine Internet Exchanges?