INTERNET SOLUTIONS CHOSEN TO HOST JINX IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (Ispa) has accepted Internet Solutions' proposal to host the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (Jinx). Jinx aims to enable Ispa members to interconnect networks and exchange traffic in order to save costs. In 1996, Jinx’s four links boasted speeds varying from 64kBps to 256kBps. Ten years later, link speeds vary from two to over 100Mbps.
Ispa received submissions from Internet Solutions and Telkom in response to its call earlier this year for Jinx hosting proposals for the 2006 to 2009 period. “Ispa chose current host Internet Solutions because the cost for members to connect to Internet Solutions' hosting facilities in Rosebank is much lower than the cost to connect to Telkom's facility in Centurion. In addition, while Internet Solutions proposed to host Jinx at no charge to Ispa, Telkom proposed a significant monthly hosting fee,” says Greg Massel, co-chair of Ispa.