PTA to Inaugurate & Establish Internet Exchange Point at HEC

PTA to Inaugurate & Establish Internet Exchange Point at HEC. Industry players in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) will host the inauguration ceremony of the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) tomorrow at HEC.

Minister of State for IT Mrs. Anusha Rahman will be the chief guest of the event.

Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Mr. Philip Smith NSRC and CTOs of the IXPs, Huawei CTO and professionals from the academia and the industry will be there at the inauguration ceremony.

PTA to Inaugurate & Establish Internet Exchange Point at HEC

PTA has already taken several steps toward awareness of modern technologies and capacity building of IT and Telecom sector of Pakistan. It has arranged several training programs on IXP operations, IPv6 routing, Big Data, DNSSEC and Internet Resource Management (IRM), in collaboration with international organizations like ICANN, ISOC, APNIC, and NSRC, at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Read also: PTA, ITU & MoIT Successfully Conducted ICT Indicators Symposium

IXP-Inauguration

Industry Players in Collaboration with PTA and HEC will host the inauguration ceremony of the IXP tomorrow at HEC

The event details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 27 January, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Auditorium, H-9, Islamabad

PhoneWorld Live team will cover the ceremony live for its viewers.

Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is used to exchange local internet traffic internally with-in the country between ISPs rather than looking-up worldwide exchanges and networks.

This internet exchange is going to benefit local hosting companies, data centers, service providers, banks, corporations and everyone who is hosting websites/services locally with-in Pakistan. It will also help ISPs greatly by not only improving their performance but also by reducing their bandwidth prices.

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