France-IX, the French Internet Exchange point, and TOP-IX Consortium have linked their Internet Exchange points. This partnership between the two internet exchange points will boost peering between members from both countries.
Any peer can use the link up to 100Mbps. When reaching a higher need of traffic, the member will have to connect directly on its own or via a reseller to the other IXP.
To benefit from the interconnection, members need to contact their internet exchange NOC and the service will be put in place quickly.
Franck Simon, managing director at France-IX, is delighted with this new project: “From day one it has been in France-IX’s strategy to build interconnections with IXPS located in nearby cities and countries so we could provide the peers present in Europe, especially small ones, a chance to exchange more traffic without adding costs on the bills”.
Silvano Giorcelli, managing director at TOP-IX, emphasizes the advantage: “TOP-IX supports international partnerships that allow our members an important chance to cost-effectively expand their business in Europe. We are proud to do it with France-IX, one of the most important Internet hubs worldwide”.
TOP-IX (TOrino Piemonte Internet eXchange is a non-profit consortium, started in 2002 with 80+ affiliated members .. The Consortium has two important tools: the ‘Internet Exchange (IX) and the Development Program (DP). IX is a neutral and geographically distributed platform throughout the northwest Italian, which provides an open environment for the development of internet traffic. DP fosters smart ideas and business creation by providing infrastructural support (infinite bandwidth, and a distributed computing platform) for internet ventures in the seed phase: 200+projects supported from 2006. For further information, visit the website www.top-ix.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France which offers Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering, private peering (Closed User Groups), routes servers and a reseller program through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 200Mbpbs (copper or optical), 1000 Mbps copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX, 2 Gbps and 10 Gbps LR. For further information, visit the website www.franceix.net or contact email@example.com.