Hosting the Content Delivery Network (CDN):
ATI has hosted a CDN since 2011 that has evolved to contain platforms from Google, Akamai, Facebook, Sourceforge, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Apache and TOR.
The content is thus closer to the end user since it traverses fewer gateways and fewer links before it is delivered, which greatly optimizes the quality of service provided by improving the latency at least by 40%. The Tunisian user thus enjoys a better Internet experience.
The CDN helps to preserve international bandwidth and avoids investment in upgrading equipment that weighs in foreign currency.
Hosting DNS root servers:
The ATI hosts DNS root servers to improve the quality and speed of Tunisian user’s internet experience.
The closer the DNS servers are to the end user, the faster the response time is, which promotes better internet quality.
Currently, ATI hosts copies of D, E, L, Afrinic, Ripe servers and a variety of 240 TLDs.
Hosting the Ripe Anchor platform:
RIPE Atlas is a network measuring the quality of Internet services, it is currently composed of more than 9000 small active probes mainly located alongside the end users of the Internet.
These probes only indicate the availability of the network (the PING command) to which they are connected, by periodically indicating their states to a centralized platform.
The purpose of Ripe Anchor platform is to diversify the measurement menu by adding Traceroute, DNS, HTTP and SSL; and decentralize the reference platform to which the measurement is made and towards regional or local targets which are relatively close to the topology of the network.
Tunisia is the first to host a RIPE Atlas Anchor in Africa and the 53rd in the world (out of 150 current).
Hosting the M-Lab platform:
M-Lab is a network for measuring the quality of Internet services, dedicated to providing an ecosystem for the open, verifiable measurement of global network performance.
M-lab supports scientific research by providing distributed servers with good connectivity for researchers.
M-Lab assists scientific research by providing widely distributed servers and ample connectivity for researchers’ use.
Each researcher-developed test is allocated dedicated resources on the M-Lab platform to facilitate accurate measurements.
Server-side tools are openly licensed and operated, allowing third parties to develop their own client-side measurement software.
All data collected via M-Lab are made available to the public, allowing researchers and anyone else to build on a common pool of network measurement information.
By improving Internet transparency, M-Lab helps to support, a healthy and innovative Internet.
Tunisia is the first to be set up as an M-Lab measurement platform.