Reduced transit purchase costs via peering
There can be significant cost advantages in connecting to INEX. When connecting to the Internet via one or more upstream Internet Service Providers (ISP) transit charges have to be paid to these companies for data routed through the Internet. Organisations connecting to INEX can directly negotiate to exchange a proportion of their traffic with other members via peering on a settlement-free basis.
As consumers demand a more responsive online experience the latency (or delay) on their IP service provider’s routing connections is an important factor. By connecting the customer directly to INEX, the number of hops between the customer and customers of other IP service providers, or the servers of content providers that they need to communicate with, is reduced, leading to higher-speed, shorter round-trip access for end users. This is especially important for delay-sensitive internet content such as video/audio conferencing, video on demand, online gaming and VoIP.