Foundation Projects

FCA: Maldives Internet Exchange

Maldives Internet Exchange, Maldives

Maldives faces challenges in optimizing Internet traffic because service providers are not fully interconnected and some services that are hosted locally are not fully delivered locally. In addition, smaller ISPs are left out of content delivery networks (CDNs).

The establishment of an Internet exchange point (IXP) would help resolve these issues, basing more traffic locally and making Internet operations in Maldives more efficient.

This grant supported the establishment of the Maldives Internet Exchange (MVIX), which is the first of many IXPs in the Asia Pacific region to be established over the coming years through an MOU signed in 2022 by the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX), APNIC, the APNIC Foundation, and the Internet Society (ISOC).