Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) worked with the Vanuatu Government to establish the Vanuatu Internet Exchange Point (VIX). A VIX working group was established and meetings and discussions were facilitated by TRBR. A memorandum of understanding was signed on the 10th of December 2012 by the Government via OGCIO, Digicel Vanuatu Ltd, Can'l Vanuatu Ltd, SPIM and Telsat Vanuatu Ltd, to establish peering agreements and route their local traffic to the VIX instead of having to use costly international satellite links.
Benefits of the VIX include cost savings for ISPs by keeping local traffic within Vanuatu, faster speed with less latency for local traffic, generating a local internet economy through introduction to the market of new local content and service providers who depend on high speed and high capacity services.
The VIX is the first such exchange point in the Pacific Region and is a mark of successful industry cooperation in Vanuatu.