BNIX, the Belgian National Internet eXchange managed by Belnet
BNIX or Belgian National Internet eXchange is the Belgian internet exchange point (IXP) founded by Belnet, Belgium's national network for research and education.
Since 1995, thanks to Belnet, the BNIX platform that allows a better exchange of data between sixty interconnected members.
BNIX is a physical infrastructure that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs or ISPs), content providers, hosts or companies to exchange Internet traffic between their autonomous system networks (AS), thanks to mutual agreements called "peering".
A technological mission above all
Technological mission, innovative vision and economic vocation: the BNIX is a key player in the circulation and reliability of Belgian internet traffic. The BNIX’s core purpose, is above all to contribute to the sustainability and development of the Internet in Belgium. The BNIX helps optimise the speed and efficiency of internet traffic in our country. And it does so at a minimal cost to companies and organisations, which contribute to the BNIX internet exchange point. They do not need to pay for data transport on third-party networks.