In the year of the 20th anniversary, MIX has reached another important milestone: the “completion” of the boot. Basilicata was missing and now, with the connection of Wenetwork, MIX has at least one peer in all the Regions of Italy.
Cristiano Zanforlin, CCO MIX says: “Thanks to our members, we have concluded the first step that sees MIX reached by all regions. Some of them are already in step 2, thanks to the presence of local MIX-pooling and Sicily, having a MIX PoP, is already in step 3. We aim to stimulate the growth of relocated ecosystems, ideally managed by local ISPs, to achieve more efficient and performing traffic routing than the large central node.
The road is still long but today we have completed a fundamental step: the presence of each region”.
MIX is now an indispensable asset for Italian IP networks and the traffic data recorded during the Covid-19 emergency has confirmed this. To meet the growing traffic demands, many expansions of ISPs and OTT have been managed in an emergency and, while they have never been a bottleneck, further infrastructure improvements have been made.