IXPN has begun a free Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) training for network engineers across Nigeria as part of her planned capacity building programme for its increasing members and commitment towards improving the internet ecosystem in the country.
Speaking at the kick-off of the two-day training programme held on the 25th and 26th of August 2021, at the IXPN Academy located at its corporate headquarters in Lagos, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rudman Muhammed explained that the training is a Value-Added-Service to the growing community of members peering at the eXchange point, which is planned to be repeated in other states where IXPN currently have its presence. He stated that Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a gateway protocol that enables the internet to exchange routing information between autonomous systems (AS).
“The idea of today’s training is to empower members of the Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) with the rudiments and workings of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is important to us as a one-stop peering point for service and content providers,” he emphasized.
The BGP training had in attendance, network engineers from various Internet Service Providers, and other IT-related organizations in Nigeria and featured highly interactive and practical lab sessions with the IXPN technical team.
The Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) announced earlier this year that it will begin capacity building for its members across the country, to empower them on current technology trends and best practices, particularly as it relates to connectivity to the eXchange Point.
IXPN is currently the Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) for West Africa, with over eighty (85) active networks interconnected, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and all Nigerian Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).