CityLink tech boost for Dunedin

16 Dec 2014
Dunedin Landmark

Another boost to the Dunedin tech sector following the city's success in the Gigatown initiative.

Wellington-based CityLink is to establish a 'Peering Exchange' in the city, its sixth throughout the country. NZIX (New Zealand Internet Exchange), operated by CityLink, is the largest Peering Exchange in New Zealand.  It comprises of Peering Exchanges in Auckland (APE), Wellington (WIX) Christchurch (CHIX), Palmerston North (PIX), Hamilton (HIX). 

"CityLink now has internet exchanges in most of the main centres and Dunedin was the logical next addition as it prepares for a fibre-led future," says CityLink Chief Executive Nick Willis.

More than 80 ISPs, leading Content Delivery Networks (CDN), media networks and education networks subscribe to the exchanges (NZIX) and benefit from super-fast and cost efficient internet access.

"Dunedin is a leading education hub with an expanding technology sector.  It has a strong R&D and start-up sector and we expect the new peering exchange will help improve speeds and reduce costs.

“The exchange will complement Dunedin's Giga speed access and help the large education and research community in Dunedin to access the university resources in a more organised and cost effective way,” Mr Willis says

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