Based in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, the Zambia Internet Exchange (ZIXP) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit membership exchange operating with donated equipment. The ISP Association of Zambia (ISPAZ) hosts ZIXP. A national broadband provider, AfriConnect (owned by mobile operator Vodacom) provides space at its premises for the switching gear at no cost to the ZIXP community.
ZIXP currently has 13 members (all ISPs) with traffic mostly delivered over 100Mb Ethernet and with peak traffic running at about 280Mbps.
To support capacity building, ZIXP has twinned with UK exchange LINX (see below). Among ZIXP’s objectives for 2013 were a redesign of its architecture, the opening up of membership to non-ISPs, and the hosting of .zm name servers. ZIXP intends to provide transit at the exchange for its infrastructure, and intends to join the African IXP association, Af-IX.