Earlier this year, the Belgian National Internet Exchange applied to join the MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) initiative. MANRS is supported by the Internet Society and offers norms and guidelines to improve routing security on the internet.
The Belgian Internet eXchange node BNIX and its Luxembourg counterpart LU-CIX are going to interconnect in order to optimise the flow of Internet traffic between their two countries. In concrete terms, this means that BNIX participants and LU-CIX members, Internet access and/or content providers, will be able to directly and easily optimise the flow of Internet traffic for their professional and private customers on demand.
The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) gathers 73 IXPs from around the world. It was formed in May 2001 with the intention to develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community.