Internet World Day : launch of MgiX in Madagascar

 

The Internet international day was celebrated in  Antananarivo with the official launch of Madagascar Global Internet Exchange (MgiX),   the first internet exchange point in Madagascar which is the outcome of the collaboration of all 4 national internet services providers ( Airtel, Blueline, Orange, Telma )  and other operators within the internet sector such as  ISOC Madagascar, GOTICOM, I Renala, Nic.mg, Gulfsat …

 

After 20 months of gestation, the birth of Mgix makes Madagascar 121st country in the world to have its own internet echange point behind the 454 internet exhange points already installed in 120 countries.  Besides, Madagascar is the 23rd african country to have its «  Root Server ».

 

The main office  of Mgix located in Andraharo was inaugurated by  the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies RAKOTOMAMONJY André N. He argues « 

Mgix is the symbol of internet creation in Madagascar, the Internet by Malagasy ad Internet between Malagasy people. »  For him, with this new numerical vitality, the country  is well equipped to enter into the internet economy.    Mgix will be managed by I Renala, neutral member among the founders of Mgix.

 

We will see in the coming days if  this shift to local internet host has an impact on internet cost.

 

Published on Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:58
Written by F. RAFIDIHARINIRINA