Service fees

The use of Consortium infrastructure requires the payment of a Service fee (on annual basis). The amount of the fee is determined according to the type of options requested by the connected network. Since this year there are the following port categories:

  • Peering where only Public Peering VLAN (VLAN4) is available to setup Bilateral or Multilateral BGP sessions within connected ASNs;
  • Marketplace to allow certified Members to sell their services (eg. IP Transit, Direct Cloud Access, etc.) to other members of the Consortium on Private VLANs;
  • Transport focused to setup point to point or point to multipoint connections for private usages (eg. backhauling) of each member connected to Consortium infrastructure. 

Peering Ports (for Members)

Service Media Activation Annual Fee (€)
 1 Gbps* 1000Base-T SX/LX  ND 2,400
10 Gbps 10GBase-LR 0 6,400 
100 Gbps** 100GBase-LR4 0 36,000

* New requests for 1Gbps ports are not longer available
** 100Gbps ports are available only on a new infrastructure (2H2022); see the dedicated section for the prices of Committed Capacity

Peering Ports (for Not Members)

Service Media Activation Annual fee (€)
10 Gbps
10GBase-LR 900 9,300 
100 Gbps*
100GBase-LR4 ND  42,000

* 100Gbps ports are available only on a new infrastructure (2H2022); see the dedicated section for the prices of Committed Capacity

100 Gbps Peering Ports (starting from 2H2022)

100 Gbps Port Activation Annual fees
Members 0 3.000
Not Members 2.000 4.800
Committed Capacity (for Members) Activation Annual fees
20 Gbps 0 9.300
40 Gbps 0 17.400
100 Gbps 0 33.000
Committed Capacity (for Not Members) Activation Annual Fees
20 Gbps 0 9.300
40 Gbps 0 17.400
100 Gbps 0 36.000

 

Features: 

  • 100Gbps ports are available only on a new infrastructure (2H2022)
  • Traffic that exceeds the contractual value (e.g. 20G or 40G) will be not limited but will be managed with a billing method (available soon)

Marketplace Ports (SELL)

Service Media Activation Annual fee (€)
10 Gbps
10GBase-LR o 3,400 
100 Gbps  100GBase-LR4 0  30,000
Service Activation Annual Fee (€)
VLAN Geo 0  900
VLAN Metro 0  300

Features: 

  • To be accredited on Marketplace portal
  • Only CORE nodes
  • Terminated only 1 VLAN per unique member per CORE node
     

Marketplace Ports (BUY)

 

Service Media Activation Annual fee (€)
10 Gbps
10GBase-LR o 9,400 
Service Activation Annual fee (€)
VLAN Geo 0 900
VLAN Metro 0 300

Features: 

  • Sonly for new activations o upgrades (on node with activated ports)
  • Dedicated to Marketplace buyers
  • VLANs need to be associated with marketplace ports (remote node), only n°1 VLAN per vendor per remote node
  • A single node on the entire infrastructure for each Consortium Member

Transport (for Members)

Servizio Attivazione Annual Fee (€)
100M 0 2,500
1 Gbps 0 6,000
10 Gbps 0 11,600
100 Gbps To be agreed To be agreed
Service Activation Annual Fee (€)
VLAN Geo 0 900
VLAN Metro 0 300

Discount and propmotions

Discounts:

  • For multiple ports on the same PoP (same capacity and type): 10% discount on the additional ports of the same type
  • 50% discount on port fees for academic and research institutions

Promotion:

  • Peering and Marketplace ports: 50% discount for new ports. In case of upgrades, 50% discount on fee variation (available for the first calendar year)
  • Transport  ports: 50% discount for new ports. In case of upgrades, 50% discount on fee variation (available for the first calendar year)

Note

  1. VLAN METRO: VLAN within two PoPS in the same Metro area. In case of Metro within 2 ports of same PoP ( in case of same PoP there is NO charge).
  2. VLAN GEO: VLAN within two PoPs not belonging to the same metro area.
  3. 100M ports are no longer available with direct access but only with a reseller partner (remote peering).

Peering services are also available with a Member Partner that allows the access of different remote Autonomous (Remote Peering): please refer to that section for more details. 

In case of Marketplace/Dedicated Ports, private VLANs are available for these purposes. Other IXP partner (Lyonix, VSIX and France-IX) VLANs belong to this group: for France-IX max capacity is limited to 100Mbps for each network. VLANs (METRO and GEO depending on network topology) can be configured within 2 ports of different members (Marketplace) or of same member (dedicated port). A member can request a single private VLAN propagated on different (more than 2) ports. Service fee applied amounts to (number of ports -1) X VLAN Service Fee.

In selected locations, TOP-IX offers a housing service in the amount of three rack units per Member in shared spaces (200 Watt max), dedicated exclusively to host network transmission equipment (the installation of equipment such as servers, storage, etc. is not permitted). The service is to be considered included in the interconnection service fees paid by the Member in the same site.

The housing service is available in the following TOP-IX locations: AL001, AT001, BI001, NO001, VB001, VC001, CN001, IV001, FOS01, RIV01, AVI01, BUS01, SUS01, OUL01, BAR01, AT002, BI002, IV002, NO002, SSP01, VB002, VC002, SET03, SET04, RPC01, PIN01, FRO01.

Cabling to TOP-IX PoP is in charge of connecting network. In sites following sites cabling is only possible and direct connections within members devices are not allowed: TO-CSI, Ivrea, Biella, Vercelli, Novara, Verbania, Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Fossano.

Moreover TOP-IX provides services within Val di Susa following a digital divide contrast policy.

Service Fees do not include:

  • housing costs in addition to the above mentioned 3 RU;
  • cost of the connection between member headquarters and TOP-IX headquarters;
  • configuration of member equipment;
  • Consortium Joining Fee and Membership Fee;
  • Membership to the Consortium Development Program (Development Program Fee).
  • housing costs in addition to the above mentioned 3 RU;
  • cost of the connection between member headquarters and TOP-IX headquarters;
  • configuration of member equipment;
  • Consortium Joining Fee and Membership Fee;
  • Membership to the Consortium Development Program (Development Program Fee).

For more information, please contact  TOP-IX team at networking@top-ix.org

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