Tanzania Internet eXchange -- TIX

TIX is situated in a small room on the 13th (top) floor of Posta house in Dar es Salaam.

We have one 3kVA online UPS with 15 external batteries, supplying the electrical and electronic equipment. We have 2 window unit air conditioners.

All electronic equipment is housed in two full height cabinets. Then central IXP equipment is in one cabinet, and the routers of participating ISPs and peers in the second cabinet.

Heart of the exchange is a HP Procurve 8000m manageable ethernet switch with 64 10/100Mbit ports. It was kindly donated by NSRC. We have 2 "route server" routers, a Cisco 2514 and a Cisco 1760. These are the ones every participant peers with. It is a scalable solution: each ISP will exchange routing information with those route servers, and there is currently no need to set up BGP sessions with all the other participants. The route reflectors receive route advertisements from each ISP and forward the same advertisements to all other ISPs peering.

As value-added service we have an instance of the K-Root DNS server at TIX.

Participating ISPs placed their own routers at the IXP location - a requirement. They are provided rack space and power by the IXP.

for more info, please contact us:

PO Box 80449
Dar es Salaam

WWW: http://tix.or.tz/
Email: info@tix.or.tz