Ahmedabad: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has given a nod to set up a hub of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) in Ahmedabad, a press release issued from the Gujarat Government said here today.
“Ahmedabad becomes the seventh city in the country that is getting the hub of a national internet exchange,” the release said.
It added that “The union government has already approved such hubs for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai while it has given approval to Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Banglore in the present round.”
In Ahmedabad, the hub has already become operational at GNFC info tower here.
The NIXI-HUB would restrict the wastage of bandwidth in local traffic, which would have impact on the economy in foreign exchange and it will be beneficial for internet services providers in the state as it would reduce bandwidth expenses, the government release said.