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Kuwait Internet Exchange (IXP)

Posted Date: 20 Oct 2019

The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has announced the launch of the Kuwait Internet Exchange (IXP) project: a carrier neutral Internet exchange point operated by CITRA, interconnecting local networks and content providers to lower costs and enhance end-user experience.
It serves as a central connection point for content providers, cloud providers, and networks to enable exchange of information locally rather than overseas. is the first open, carrier neutral, and community-directed Internet Exchange Point in the region.
More information on the Kuwait Internet Exchange can be found at
The end user MoU is available on the website and it lists connectivity terms and conditions.
The website details membership options, current members and provides users with a snapshot of utilization.
Mr. Fahad Al Fahad, Chief of the Telecommunications Sector at CITRA, stated that creating a regional peering hub will improve reach, assure quality, and lower bandwidth costs in order to deliver enhanced user experience to the region using a robust state of the art infrastructure to position as a leading regional internet exchange point.
Al Fahad also stated that the launch of the IXP project is a step forward in the digital transformation plan outlined in the Kuwait 2035 vision.


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