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First RIS Remote Route Collector in Africa Now Available for Peering

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The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that our first Remote Route Collector (RRC) in Africa is now available for peering. The RRC is hosted by NAPAfrica and Workonline Communications at the NAPAfrica Johannesburg Internet Exchange.

RRCs feed Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing data into our Routing Information Services (RIS) infrastructure. This data is made freely available to the Internet community via RIPEstat and is used by network operators to troubleshoot problems and inform their routing decisions. It is also used by researchers and academics.

There are currently 19 RRCs at Internet exchange points around the world. Until now, Africa has been the only continent without a Route Collector.

More detail will be sent to the RIPE Routing Working Group mailing list.