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NZNOG Postponed

We are once again proudly sponsoring NZNOG! This annual conference is vital to the internet community in New Zealand and is highly regarded for bringing the community together and providing valuable content. We hoped this year’s NOG would run from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th January 2022; however, due to the recent change in our […]

New PoP for AKL-IX

With a record-breaking year in 2021, we thought AKL-IX needed a new PoP! New locations are yet to be determined; however, we would like members’ input regarding the new location. The current areas of interest are: North Shore, If you have a preferred location in Auckland, please get in contact with us at peering@ix.nz Once […]

WLG-IX off to a Great Start!

Starting with the soft launch on Friday 1st October 2021, followed by the beginning of the twelve-month free period, the new Wellington IX has been off to a great start! With two PoP’s located at Xtreme DC and Spark Wellington Central Exchange, the IX set a record of 1.5Gbps of traffic. We look forward to […]

Traffic in 2021

Last year the network had a workout smashing previous records on both AKL-IX and CHC-IX. Our network ran seamlessly with many people working from home; keeping people and businesses connected. Auckland hit a max speed of 361.1Gbps on Monday 23rd August 2021, followed by Christchurch hitting a max speed of 9.4Gbps on Monday 30th August […]

Third Party Content Caches

It’s more great news for NZIX members! Our engineers have made some adjustments to the Route Servers across the network and are now permitting third party content caches supplied by other members via BGP communities. If your network wants to offer content caches on the IX get in touch with us at peering@ix.nz! To start […]

Hitting New Records

During the month of August, as lockdown commenced, the traffic through the exchanges started soaring. Incredibly, both AKL-IX and CHC-IX hit new records, with AKL-IX peaking at 341Gbps with plenty of room to spare. The peaks have continued throughout lockdown, with weekday highs ranging between low to mid 300Gbps. We could not be more proud […]

Mask Mailout

Earlier this month, as a thank you to all our fantastic members, we sent out our custom NZIX masks. With the recent mask mandates here in New Zealand, your mask will definitely be put to good use. Made from milk fibre and cotton material with PM2.5 filters, they are comfortable, breathable, and definitely one of […]

WLG-IX – Are We There Yet?

The plan to launch the much-anticipated WLG-IX was unfortunately pushed back due to lockdown restrictions affecting important work needed to get the new IX up and running. We would thank all the members who have pre-ordered their services and are now waiting patiently for the impending launch. We are pleased to announce the soft launch […]

Taking Care of the Future

After the last NZIX AGM, our membership discussed a decline of incoming talent and an aging incumbent population. It was noted that the membership believed tertiary education institutions were not currently teaching the skills needed for the field, and historically, people learned by making mistakes on residential ISP’s. Unfortunately, the tolerance around faults has reduced […]

Special Resolutions – Changes to the NZIX Society Rules

Earlier this year, the NZIX committee reviewed the current Society rules and after seeking advice from their legal team, have proposed a number of special resolutions to rectify timing issues regarding the draft audited financials being produced in time for the Annual General Meeting. In May 2021 the NZIX Committee passed a motion to support […]