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Anil Kumar Jain appointed as the new CEO of NIXI

We missed this earlier: Anil Kumar Jain has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Internet Exchange of India (NICI). According to the Beijing-headquartered Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Association, Jain was appointed with effect from July 31, and has spent 36 years in telecommunications roles in the government, including at BSNL and the Department of Telecommunications. He had been on the board of NIXI as recently as the financial year 2017–18, according to the exchange's annual report for the period. Jain replaces Sanjay Goel, a Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), who held the CEO post as an additional charge. In a panel discussion earlier this month, Jain bemoaned the state of interconnection at smaller cities and rural areas. "Although we [NIXI] have opened Internet Exchange Points [in Guwahati and Ahmedabad],…

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