October 15, 2020
Manama-IX (MN-IX) the internet exchange of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has hit a new all-time traffic peak of 200 GE.
MN-IX was launched a year ago and is managed by AMS-IX, one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. The growth in traffic volume underscores the efforts of MN-IX to become a leading Internet exchange as well as being internationally recognised as a digital gateway for the Middle East.
The platform has succeeded in attracting regional and international players including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Subspace, Zain Bahrain, Neutel Communications, Ooredoo Qatar and Mobily. A number of other major international players are also in the provisioning process and the names will be publicised on PeeringDB in due course.
AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel says: “MN-IX was the first partner that we supported via IX-as-a-Service, a new service for building and managing an interconnection platform. We are proud to see our partner Batelco doing so well and being now the fastest growing exchange in the region. We will do everything we can to further accelerate the growth of their platform.