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Qatar launches its first internet exchange point

Christian Fernsby |
The first internet exchange point in Qatar is now live, operating out of the Meeza data center in Doha.

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Topics: QATAR    INTERNET   

QIXP is the first of several exchange points expected later this year as part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 initiative.

“We are pleased to launch the first QIXP, which is a new achievement in developing the essential components of Internet infrastructure in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) of Qatar,” the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said.

“This project will contribute to further improve the country’s international network readiness rankings and to attract global content providers, in addition to enabling the new generations for creativity in the digital content realm and building up the aspired digital future, thus contributing to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 goals by providing a world-class infrastructural and informatics backbone and a knowledge-based economy that contributes to diversifying the national economy."

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