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France-IX, Top-IX link Internet exchange points

France-IX
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France-IX, the French internet exchange point, has just activated a 1Gbps link to Milan where one of the Top-IX points of presence is based. This partnership between the two internet exchange points will boost peering between members from both countries…

France-IX, the French internet exchange point, has just activated a 1Gbps link to Milan where one of the Top-IX points of presence is based. This partnership between the two internet exchange points will boost peering between members from both countries.

The layer 2 interconnection, operational this month, logically brings traffic to all members from France-IX and Top-IX through the extension of France-IX unicast VLAN to Top-IX and vice-versa.

As previous interconnections set up by France-IX with other IXPs, namely Lu-cix, LyonIX and SFINX, any peer can use the link up to 100Mbps. When reaching a higher need of traffic, the member will have to connect directly to the other IXP on its own or via a reseller. The reseller provides then the long-haul connection together with the connection port to the internet exchange. 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 partnerships with IXPS located in nearby cities and countries so we could provide to our members some new peering opportunities without adding costs on the bills.”

Mr Silvano Giorcelli, MD 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 major Internet hubs in Europe.”


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