The Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) promotes efficient interconnectivity for the Internet in Singapore by providing a central, carrier-neutral point for traffic exchange.
It also seeks to attract regional and international carriers to use Singapore as a media hub for Internet traffic and to encourage content providers to host their content in Singapore, hence encouraging the growth of data centres here. The Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore, now IMDA, proposed to establish a neutral Internet exchange, the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX), to strengthen Singapore's position as an infocomm hub.
SGIX is expected to deliver benefits on several fronts:
- For local retail service providers
- For international and regional service providers
- For content providers