National Internet Exchange of India

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is a non-profit company incorporated under Section 25 of the India Companies Act, 1956 (now section 8 under Companies Act 2013) with an objective of facilitating improved internet services in the country.

National Internet Exchange Of India
The logo of National Internet Exchange of India
Full nameNational Internet Exchange of India
Founded19 June 2003[1]
Peak in806 Gbit/s[3]
Peak out806 Gbit/s[3]
Daily in (avg.)129 Gbit/s[3]
Daily out (avg.)124 Gbit/s[3]

Registered on 19 June 2003,[4] its primary purpose is to facilitate exchange of domestic internet traffic between the peering ISPs, Content players and any other organizations with their own AS number. This enables more efficient use of international bandwidth, saving foreign exchange and also improves the Quality of Services (QoS) for internet users by avoiding multiple international hops and thus reducing latency.[5]

Utilising servers routed through and administered by India, it also reduces the chances of Indian data being intercepted unlawfully by NSA and GCHQ. NIXI is managed and operated on a neutral basis and currently has eight operational NOCs located in Delhi (Noida), Mumbai (Vashi), Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Guwahati .[6]

Since 2005, NIXI has also created INRegistry (.in domain) as its autonomous body for maintenance of .IN domain.[7]

Since December 2012, NIXI also manages the National Internet Registry of the country delegation Internet Protocol addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System numbers to its Affiliates.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NIXI | About Us". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "NIXI Member List". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "NIXI MTRG". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "NIXI-". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  5. ^ "India's 1st 'Net exchange' to be ready soon". 4 September 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "". Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  7. ^ ".IN Registry". Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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