India’s National Internet Exchange (Nixi) plans to set up as many as 65 new Internet exchanges across the country by March next year, creating a mechanism to detect cyber intrusion online.
“From the existing 10 exchanges, we plan to expand to 75 exchanges by March 2022. Dehradun is the first step in tier 2 cities, next is Nainital, so we are planning in cities like Lucknow and Jaipur and others, and hope we build in these cities over the next four months, “Anil Kumar Jain, CEO of Nixi.
In November this year, the state-run company established a stock exchange in Uttarakhands Dehradun, which according to it would help improve and enhance the quality of internet and broadband services in the state.
Nixi expects to spend nearly Rs 50 crore on setting up new exchanges in tier-2 and tier-3 cities to improvise the internet ecosystem in India.
“We build the secure software and hardware in such a way that the moment we discover something is happening, we immediately stop the traffic in that area, register it and correct it. So Nixi launches the attention, technical solutions, applications that can reduce cyber attacks, “Jain said.
According to him, Nixi builds up such security measures in such a way that the abuses can be reduced, and works closely with the Ministry of the Interior and other departments.
Jain further said that the company is now promoting the adoption of IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), adding that they are making an effort to create awareness and education.
“We provide IPv6 for free to organizations today. So they can adopt it and they can use it and keep it secure,” the CEO said.
India aims to become Atmanirbhar (independent) in internet connection and is considering setting up the IPv6 based root server locally to protect critical digital infrastructure.
Both Akamai and Google ranked India in the top spot in IPv6 adoption with 61% adoption rate worldwide. Mac Pro Tricks