FRANCE-IX: The Ultimate Internet Exchange Point in Paris

PARIS, June 21 /CNW/ - Until now, Paris was a divided peering place. France-IX intends to solve this issue by developing an infrastructure of its own and gathering the existing Parisian IXPs so it attracts both national and international exchanges.

A strong and neutral association model

France-IX organisation relies on a non-profit association. This is based on the model of the 3 major IXPs in Europe, which have already proved their efficiency. Oddly, it has never been implemented in France before.

However, it has the main advantage of including the members in the strategy, through their votes during general meetings. This ensures that France-IX responds more precisely to the needs of its members. Moreover, the margins are constantly reinvested into the project, which guarantees that France-IX provides high-quality and advanced services.

Services following the market trends

France-IX offers a complete range of services, including unicast and multicast IPv4 and IPv6, route servers to facilitate peering, closed user groups VLANs. France-IX develops its architecture to be able to provide solutions to triple/quadruple players. Any entity with an AS number can connect to France-IX.

France-IX has a large footprint covering 6 different points of presence located in Interxion, Telehouse and Telecitygroup data centers. Other POPs are to be deployed by the end of 2010 which will reinforce again the neutrality of the organisation and raise the traffic level.

A French IXP going international

In addition to setting a strong IXP in Paris, France-IX's goal consists of creating partnerships with IXPs in France and abroad, too. Such partnerships will be announced in time.

Thanks to the submarine cables connecting Africa, Middle-East and India to Marseille (SEACOM, EASSY, SMW 3/4/5), France-IX expects to attract the growing traffic from the operators based in these areas.

France-IX starts a pilot phase of 2 months (June until the end of July) during which the members can peer without being charged any costs.

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For further information: For further information: Solène Souquet, +33(0)1-70-61-97-72,

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