joins MBIX

Manitoba’s newest registered autonomous system, AS18534, has joined MBIX. has connected at 1Gbps on fiber (naturally), and are peering on IPv4 with the route servers. IPv6 is not yet ready, but will happen in the future surely.

It’s great to see additional ASes starting up in Manitoba, and it’s great again when they connect to MBIX.

MRNet now conected to MBIX

MBIX is pleased to announce that MRNet, the Manitoba Research Network, has connected to MBIX, and is now peering on IPv4 and IPv6. It should be pointed out that MRNet actually joined at the end of August, making this post delayed from actual connection time.

MRNet has connected at 1 Gbps, but after an equipment upgrade, plans to upgrade to 10 Gbps.

MRNet connects many educational and research organizations to the exchange:

For the full list of networks connected to MRNet, see their current members.

We are glad to have MRNet and its member networks so directly connected, and at high-capacity. is faster than ever.

ARIN on the Road: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thursday, 11 September 2014
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Beers and Peers 4:30 – 6:00 PM CDT

The agenda for this event includes sessions on ARIN services, the status of IPv4 and IPv6 adoption in the region, current ARIN policy developments, ARIN technical services, an IPv6 tutorial and more.

Lunch will be provided by Epic Data Centre and at the end of the day join us for Beers and Peers, sponsored by CIRA.

Additional Information About the Event:

This free event features educational sessions, great discussions, and networking opportunities. And we will have drawings at the end of the day for an $100 Amazon gift card for participants that complete a short survey about the program.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to register! We expect a good turnout and space is limited, so sign up as soon as you know for certain you can attend. Joining us “on the road” is a great first step to learn how you can take the wheel and steer the future of the Internet.

If you know other individuals whom you feel may benefit from attending these events, please extend this invitation to them as well. Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

Winter Olympics traffic at MBIX

Two weeks ago, the Winter Olympics in Sochi were in full swing.  This time, the CBC and its partners in Canada made available streaming internet video of the games, live, and recorded.  One of their technical partners for this was Akamai, who have a node connected to MBIX.

Here’s a graph of February 21, 2014, showing the traffic across the exchange on the day of the Men’s Curling Gold medal game, and the Men’s Hockey semi-final game, USA vs Canada. The traffic patterns match the time of the games exactly.  It’s a good example of keeping traffic local, and off of long-haul, expensive transit links.