Jamaica Office of Utility Regulations pushing for service providers to make use of local Internet exchange point (IXP)

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is now pushing for service providers to make use of Jamaica’s Internet exchange point (IXP) following the installation of a switching station in September, a development that director Leighton Hamilton says will cut local server hosting costs and reduce Internet charges.

The IXP allows local Internet service providers to traffic content between networks. Currently, all Jamaican Internet traffic is routed through Miami, Florida, in the United States, which comes at an extra cost to the country. MORE