France-IX establishes interconnection in Milan

08 October 2012 | Kavit Majithia


French internet exchange France-IX has activated a 1Gbps link to Milan.

The connection, which is based at Top-IX’s PoP, is designed to boost peering between Italy and France. The layer 2 interconnection will become operational this month, and will bring traffic to all members from France-IX and Top-IX.

France-IX other interconnection agreements with internet exchange providers includes links with Lu-cix, LyonIX and SFINX, and is capable of achieving 100Gbps speeds.

France-IX’s platform works to connect directly to another internet exchange provider, on its own or via a reseller if traffic increases.

“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,” said Franck Simon, managing director at France-IX.

The reseller provides long-haul connection together with the connection point to the internet exchange, and members must contact their internet exchange NOC to put the service in place quickly.

Silvano Giorcelli, MD at Top-IX outlined his delight at offering its customers wider reach through partnership with France-IX. “Top-IX supports international partnerships that allow our members an important chance to cost-effectively expand their business in Europe.”