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Internet exchange DE-CIX Mumbai peered to more networks than any exchange in Asia Pacific

A majority of networks connected to DE-CIX is made up of small ISPs as such internet exchanges allow them to save costs.  The Internet exchange provider DE-CIX said that its Mumbai facility had more peers than any internet exchange point (IXP) in Asia Pacific. "DE-CIX Mumbai currently has more than 359 networks peering at the exchange, placing it on rank one among 153 IXs tracked in 29 countries in the APAC region," the company said in a press release, pointing to a PeeringDB ranking page. Internet exchanges provide Internet Service Providers and Content Providers a facility to exchange traffic without going through telecom operators who provide the backbone of internet networks, resulting in cost savings for many content providers as well as ISPs. Small ISPs benefit much more as they can get access to popular content providers like Facebook, YouTube,…

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