The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) marked its 20th Foundation Day

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National-Internet-Exchange-of-IndiaNational Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrated its 20th Foundation Day on 19th June.

An overview of the news

  • The day reaffirms NIXI's unwavering dedication towards building India's Internet infrastructure.

Objective of NIXI

  • NIXI's primary objective is to increase Internet penetration and adoption in India. 

  • It achieves this by focusing on facilitating infrastructure aspects related to the Internet.

About the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

  • NIXI is a not-for-profit organization registered on 19th June 2003 under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.

  • It operates under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in India. 

  • It aligns with the ministry's vision of 1000 days, which encompasses various initiatives to promote and enhance the country's electronic and information technology landscape.

  • As a not-for-profit organization, NIXI operates with the goal of serving the public interest rather than generating profits. 

Infrastructure Facilitation

  • NIXI plays a crucial role in facilitating the development and maintenance of Internet infrastructure in India. 

  • It works towards establishing robust and efficient exchange points, managing Internet protocol (IP) addresses, and promoting the use of local Internet traffic exchange.

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