FNB Connect starts peering at NAPAfrica


South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) announced that it has become the first bank in South Africa to support peering by joining the NAPAfrica platform.

Since the initial introduction of route servers by NAPAfrica early in 2012 there has been an overall reduction in ISP operating costs in the South African market through the simplification of the peering process. Route servers lower the barrier to entry for African ISPs, such as FNB Connect, the bank said, adding that with one connection all NAP members have direct access to the FNB content at no charge.

There are over 70 peers live at NAPAfrica with access to over 27 local and international carriers.