- Perú IX
- Private Sector
The Peru IX – Cusco and Chiclayo project seeks to decentralize the Internet in Peru, creating Neutral Interconnection Points in the cities of Cusco and Chiclayo, with which local and regional operators will be able to peer directly with each other, and with CDNs. The project consists of the development of the local infrastructure in said cities, as well as local personnel who provide support and spread knowledge in the local operators so that they begin to use BGP, obtain their own ASN and IP prefixes in LACNIC.
Currently, almost all ISPs in the cities of Cusco and Chiclayo face a paradigm of low bandwidth and high latency, since all content and traffic exchange with other networks takes place in Lima. Furthermore, bandwidth in these cities is priced at several dollars per Mbps, which causes these ISPs to offer very low speeds to the inhabitants of these areas, and in many cases users experience packet loss and high latency due to to the saturation of the WAN links of these providers.
The project seeks to change the paradigm by bringing abundance of bandwidth and low latency to content and access to other local networks by creating an ecosystem of local interconnection in these cities.
This also makes it possible to have an interconnection infrastructure with sub-millisecond latency for the new applications that are being developed and that will allow these cities to be on par with the capital in terms of access to interconnections.