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Asian Journal of Information and Communications 11(2)
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Factors affecting intention to connect to Internet exchange point in Thailand Pensri Arunwatanamongkol

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  • 2020-04-14
In spite of the recognition of Internet exchange point (IXP) as a critical infrastructure that
helps drive the digital economy, little research has been done on the reasons why Internet
service providers (ISP) and organizations decide to connect to the IXP. This study aims to
investigate factors at the firm level which affect the intention to connect to the local IXP.
The research is based on an online questionnaire administered to 53 participants who
operate ISPs and organizations with autonomous systems (AS) in Thailand. The results
show that the intention of the ISPs and organizations to connect to IXP is influenced mostly
by policy factors, followed by the feature factor, while the quality factor has the least
influence on the decision to connect in the Thailand context. Since the analysis is confined
to a small sample size, this comparative result is limited. The study can only identify factors
affecting the intention to connect to the local IXP in the Thailand context. The
understanding of this relationship is beneficial to the strategic planning and implementation
of a successful IXP which will be of sustainable value to the community as a whole.


Keywords: internet peering, ISP, IXP, NIX, neutral Internet exchange point
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