The Committee of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc (NZIX) would like to invite all members to save the date for the 2021 Annual General Meeting to their diaries.

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021
Time: From 5:30pm 
Location: The Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland (or via Zoom) 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty, we are planning to hold this year’s AGM as a hybrid event (in person and online) however, if any part of New Zealand is in, or moves to Alert Level 2 at any point from Thursday June 3 2021, the AGM will be held online via Zoom only. 

Registration details will be sent to all members shortly.  Only members who register to attend via zoom will receive a zoom meeting link. 

Further details of the meeting will be circulated to the voting contact of the Society’s members. 

Please check your voting contacts are up to date by logging into the Member Portal.

NZIX is now three months into its collaboration with Chorus, offering peering from any handover port on Chorus’ ultra-fast broadband network to the New Zealand Internet Exchange.

Chorus EdgeConnect enables Chorus customers to communicate with other NZIX members on the same exchange. This will enable connections between Chorus customers to other NZIX members physically connected to NZIX switches, or even to those NZIX members similarly connected via Chorus EdgeConnect.

To take advantage of peering via EdgeConnect you will need to have a current NZIX service, be a Chorus customer and have a Chorus NGA handover. 

Chorus EdgeConnect is currently only available on the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL- IX). We are working towards offering it on the existing CHC-IX and the future WLG-IX.

Interested in EdgeConnect? Place your order in the Member Portal. For more information visit the EdgeConnect page on the NZIX website.

Thank you to all our members who took the time to complete our survey on the proposal to establish a new IX in Wellington. We really appreciate your feedback and input into this project. We are in the early planning stages and after collating the results are now able to start negotiations. The plan is to launch WLG-IX mid-2021. More details will be available over the coming months.

The New Zealand Internet Exchange is pleased to announce Datavault will be added to its list of POPs in the Auckland exchange. 

Having been approached by DataVault and following several requests from members for a POP at the 162 Grafton Road site, NZIX have been working on making this viable for members.

Again, COVID restrictions have slowed down the timing of the project, delaying the fibre paths towards Datavault however orders are now back on track and engineers are standing by for an install. All being well, the new datacentre could be operational as soon as April. For more information email peering@nz.ix

Plans are now underway to increase the bandwidth and diversity of the New Zealand Internet Exchange’s inter datacentre links in Auckland. 

The new AKL-Ring will see a 200G diverse link between each datacentre, ensuring healthy available capacity and reducing unpredictable spikes, so things like NZ digital sports delivery won’t go beyond our utilization tolerances.

Unfortunately, the AKL-Ring project has suffered delays due to COVID restrictions however is now over 50% completed.

Engineers have sourced diverse fibres to our existing infrastructure through Vodafone and are underway in delivering these fibres to each Auckland datacentre.

The New Zealand Internet Exchange Limited (NZIX Inc) is proud to announce a partnership with wholesale internet provider Chorus to provide EdgeConnect, a service enabling connection between NZIX exchange members anywhere across the Chorus ultrafast broadband (UFB) network.

The new EdgeConnect product will enable Chorus customers to communicate directly with other NZIX members on the same exchange, whether they are physically connected to NZIX exchange switches at the specific data centre or are other NZIX members connected via EdgeConnect. Chorus will appear as a single switch on the NZIX fabric, managed by Chorus.

To enable NZIX peering over Edge-Connect, New Zealand internet service providers and organisations will need to have:

  • A current NZIX service or willingness to become an NZIX member
  • Chorus customer status
  • A Chorus NGA handover (ENNI)

There are NZIX and Chorus fees associated with the new Chorus EdgeConnect product. Information regarding charges and recurring fees can be found on our website.

Chorus EdgeConnect is now available on the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL- IX). A date for availability of the new service at Christchurch (CHC-IX) will be confirmed shortly.

To enable NZIX peering over EdgeConnect, New Zealand internet service providers and organisations will need to have:

  • A current NZIX service or willingness to become an NZIX member
  • Chorus customer status
  • A Chorus NGA handover (ENNI)

EdgeConnect is available on the Auckland Internet Exchange (AKL- IX) from 30 November 2020. A date for availability of the new service at Christchurch (CHC-IX) will be confirmed shortly.

More information about EdgeConnect can be found on our website or on the Chorus EdgeConnect product page.

NZIX members are advised that a change freeze will apply on all NZIX services from 23 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021 inclusive.

During this time, no adds, moves or changes will be made to any NZIX network or member services.

Rest assured, our technical team will be actively monitoring the network and will act promptly in the event of any failure. No changes will be made to member connections unless an urgent fault is raised via our helpdesk.

NZIX are pleased to announce the commissioning of a new Netflix cache in Christchurch, thanks to the kind support of valued NZIX member Vocus Communications.

To opt-in to Netflix in CHC-IX, set a community of “63830:40027” on your routes towards the IX.

The New Zealand Internet Exchange is pleased to announce the implementation of a new looking glass for its members.

Alice-LG is a global looking glass which offers more transparent routing information and allows searches across all NZIX exchange points currently in Auckland and Christchurch, across all route severs. Why not check out Alice-LG for yourself.

Alice-LG has several key features including the ability to see who is peering with which route server and which routes are advertised and by whom. All data is available using the REST API.