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32G traffic at npIX and Worldcup 2018 experience

Worldcup 2018 saw historic data exchange in npIX with traffic peaking up to 32G during some key matches. Most of the people in Nepal may not even realise the fact that their FIFA worldcup experience was good because of our small Internet exchange and how it contributed to their smooth viewing experience. There were efforts put in by some people to help npIX conduct timely upgrades to facilitate this unexpected surge in traffic. Kudos to technical volunteers of npIX who instead of watching worldcup matches were busy looking (happily) at traffic growth in npIX every day. Some key matches of Argentina and Brazil had good traffic growth to show Nepali fan following for soccer teams of these countries. This event has certainly triggered us to upgrade our resources further and be ready for future and wait for further historic records being broken.

We are happy to serve Nepali Internet users and our members with continuous improvements and committed to expand our presence for greater user benefit. 32 Gbps ….. yeay!!! 🙂

6G traffic in npIX

On 14th July 2018, while the world was busy watching FIFA World-cup 2018, npIX saw its traffic increase to almost 6 Giga bits per second (5.7G to be more precise), thereby providing smooth service to our members and their customers. This is very encouraging for us to see the content traffic building up over npIX. We hope to see 10G traffic mark soon!!

APRICOT 2018 hosted successfully in Nepal.

Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) successfully hosted APRICOT 2018, an International event on Internet operational technologies in Nepal from Feb 19th to 28th, 2018. APRICOT 2018 was organized along with APNIC45 and SANOG31. The event had 1 week of workshop on 5 different Internet related tracks including IPv4/v6 routing, Network security, Internet of things (IoT) & wireless, Virtualization & cloud computing and Network monitoring & management. Subsequent to the workshop week, 4 days conference was organized covering various tutorials, presentation tracks and meetings. APNIC AGM and programs were part of the event and was strongly attended. Hackathon was organized successfully for the first time in APRICOT this year. The event was participated by 752 registered participants along with about 50staff members of APNIC. npIX with help from Nepalese Internet community provided support to the organizers (APIA) for hosting the event.

Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) would like to thank all the supporters, sponsors, technical team, volunteers, well wishers and participants for all the help to run it smoothly and making this event grand success !!

Internet Exchange Nepal- Annual General Meeting completed.

Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) held its 8th Annual General Meeting in Indreni Foodland, Kathmandu on 17th Mangsir 2074 (3rd December 2017). Rupesh Bhakta Shrestha, CEO of npIX presented financial report and Annual progress report to the gathering and was approved. Gaurab Raj Upadhaya (chairman of npIX) chaired the meeting and presented the future plans of npIX. The meeting was crucial milestone for npIX as several important decisions for growth of npIX was approved in the meeting including expansion of npIX nodes and services, strengthening the secretariat, providing administrative and accounting support to npNOG, commitment of members to support npIX to hold APRICOT 2018 successfully and increase in membership fee structure. The AGM minutes will be made available to members upon request by email to:


npNOG-3 workshop and conference is going to be organized in Bharatpur, Chitwan from 9th December 2017 to 11th December 2017. The workshop will have 3 tracks on IPv6, System Administration and Network Administration. Conference will be on 11th December from 1pm onwards. The Event is co-hosted  by Internet Exchange Nepal.

Nepal IGF

npIX is supporting Nepal Internet Governance Forum [Nepal IGF] event. Nepal IGF is a multi-stakeholder forum initiated to promote and encourage open and inclusive dialogue and exchange of ideas among all stakeholders involved with Internet governance related issues in Nepal. The event, with the theme of Building Sustainable Internet Ecosystem in Nepal” is being held on 18-19 August, 2017 at Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Kantipath-1, Kathmandu, Nepal.


South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG)’s 30th edition took place in Gurgaon, India from July 10th to 18th, 2017. npIX board members attended the SANOG-XXX conference to invite greater participation from South Asian Region to APRICOT 2018 in Kathmandu next year. Mr. Rupesh Shrestha, CEO, npIX did presentation about npIX and APRICOT during the conference and also attended APNIC meeting to invite the participants to APRICOT 2018. npIX board members also had meeting with APIA, organizer of APRICOT during which various topics including providing special regional rate for SAARC countries were discussed.

ISP Association of India (ISPAI) and delegates attending SANOG-XXX showed huge interest to invitations from npIX board members to attend APRICOT from February 19th to 28th, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) and Nepal Network Operators’ Group (npNOG) jointly organized npNOG-2 conference at Hotel Malla on June 18th, 2017. The conference was inaugurated by Chairman of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Mr. Digambar Jha.  The event was heavily participated by people involved and interested in Internet and data network field. Mr. Matt Jansen from FACEBOOK did his keynote presentation at the conference.

The event also had workshops on “IPv4/v6 routing”, “Optical fiber networking” and “Network security” from June 15th to June 17th, 2017. Huge participation interest was seen for workshop and was successfully organised with support from industry leading local instructors and APNIC instructors.

npIX also supported npNOG-2 for providing fellowship to 7 qualified applicants for workshops. More details of the event can be found in

Event participation statistics:
Total participants of the event : 328
Total participants in conference : 220
Participants in IPv4/IPv6 Routing workshop : 43
Participants in Network Monitoring and Management : 41
Participants in Optical fiber workshop : 24