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The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published

In the current issue of our newsletter we recall in particular the change to the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIX.CZ. Further information is then linked to new members of the FENIX project and news in our Slovak branch, the NIX.SK peering node. We wish you a good summer!


NIX.CZ Association has a new Chairman of the Board

At today’s meeting, the Board of Directors of NIX.CZ, the neutral peering node for the Czech Republic, elected Ondřej Filip as the new Chairman. Filip will take up his position on 1 July, replacing Josef Chomyn, who has been appointed to the Czech Telecommunication Office Council two weeks ago. Ondřej Filip is not exactly a newcomer - he has been a member of the Association’s governing body since 2002. From the beginning of July, the Board of the Czech neutral node will therefore have four members: Ondřej Filip, Zbyněk Pospíchal, Jaroslav Střeštík and Milan Švácha.
Josef Chomyn has made an indelible mark on the Association. As a member of the Board of Directors and its Chairman, he has been a leading voice in our Association for more than 17 years. It is also thanks to him that today, NIX.CZ is one of the most important European interconnection hubs. Personally, I would like to wish Josef continued success in his work as a member of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office. It is a great honour to be taking over this position after him,“ said Ondřej Filip.
Ondřej Filip graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague (Computer Science) and the University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (MBA). During his studies at Charles University, he worked at IPEX, where he later became the Technical Director and Member of the Board. Since 2004, Ondřej Filip has been the Managing Director of CZ.NIC, a national domain administrator. In addition to performing his functions at CZ.NIC and NIX.CZ, he is also active on the boards of two key international organisations: Euro-IX (European Internet Exchange Association) and IX-F (Internet eXchange Federation). 

The next issue of NIX.CZ's newsletter has been published

The current issue of the NIX.CZ newsletter informs about the 5th CEE Peering Days conference held in March in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event was attended by 151 representatives of IXPs, ISPs and data center operators from all over the world. The second news of the previous quarter is a new record in data transmission through our node; its current value is 505.8 Gpbs.


NIX.SK expands into a new data centre and connects Google

Starting from today, NIX.CZ Association, which runs one of the main internet exchange nodes in Slovakia (NIX.SK), is also offering its services from the DIGITALIS data centre in Bratislava. This also means that it can now provide a direct connection to all the existing customers of this data location. The first company to take advantage of this offer is Google. NIX.CZ now provides connection on both sides of the Danube, through two mutually independent data centres (SITEL and DIGITALIS).
“Thanks to the data connection from Google, Slovak users will now find it easier to access services such as YouTube or Gmail. In reality this will bring better and faster access to Google services,” said Martin Semrád, Director of NIX.CZ, which operates the Slovak peering node NIX.SK.

Ljubljana hosted the 5th Annual CEE Peering Days Conference

Last week, the Slovenian capital hosted the 5th annual CEE Peering Days conference, bringing together representatives of peering nodes, ISPs and data centres. Slowly but surely, the international get-together has become an important and prestigious event, regularly attended by experts from around the world, here to share their experience and seek new opportunities for cooperation.

NIX.CZ Association was represented by its Director Martin Semrád, who introduced the Czech neutral peering node and spoke about its key projects and related news. The Thursday programme then included a presentation by a board member of NIX.CZ and a representative of Dial Telecom Zbyněk Pospíchal, who focused on new methods of defence against DDoS attacks.

The presentations by Martin Semrád and Zbyňek Pospíchal, as well as additional contributions by the representatives of companies such as Nokia, Hurricane Electrics, EURO-IX or CZ.NIC, are available online at



The CEE Peering Day 2017 is approaching, register in time

There are only three weeks left to the beginning of the 2017 international CEE Peering Days conference, which will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  As always, the programme of this gathering of peering nodes, ISPs and datacentre professionals will include interesting lectures and workshops organised by RIPE NCC. There will also be space for networking and bilateral meetings. The organisers of already the fifth annual conference are the peering nodes NIX.CZ, VIX (Austria) and BIX (Hungary). 

“The conference programme is nearly complete. You can find this year’s events, a registration form and other information on our website at  Registration is filling up fast, so those who have not yet registered and would like to see the presentations of the representatives of such companies as Nokia, Hurricane Electrics, PeeringDB or CZ.NIC, should do so as soon as possible,” the NIX.CZ Director Martin Semrad pointed out.