INX-ZA operates the only completely neutral, and community-run Internet exchange points in South Africa, namely the Johannesburg Internet exchange (JINX), Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX) and Durban Internet Exchange (DINX). The JINX is Africa’s oldest IXP; operating since 1996, with 100% uptime!
The Internet exchanges (INXs) provide the only neutral facility for ISPs and operators of Internet Protocol (IP) networks to connect and exchange traffic (peer) in South Africa. Peering encourage the routing of domestic Internet traffic by providing an optimal path for traffic to reach other networks within the same city, country or continent. This reduces the usage of expensive long-distance links and improves network performance.