France-IX PASS sees rapid adoption in first six weeks

09 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Six weeks after the launch of its Peering-as-a-Supplementary Service (PASS) service, France-IX confirms the rapid adoption of the service and high interest among its member community.

According to the company, 75% of potential demand have already signed up to the service.

“This rapid uptake of our PASS service is testament to our ability to provide innovative solutions that make France-IX the best choice for peering in Europe,” said Simon Muyal, chief technical officer at France-IX. “Our mission at France-IX is to provide Internet networks with simple, reliable, trusted, fair and competitive interconnection services in France, in full neutrality and financial independence, and to continue to develop a multi-service and international interconnection platform to increase the agility and the affordability of communications services.”

Announced back in May, the PASS service is a fully secured transport service and peering privileges solution that enables IXP members directly connected at one France-IX location – Paris or Marseille – to benefit from simple, fast and affordable access to community members that peer at the other.

As a result, a direct peering member at either Marseille or Paris gains access and peering privileges with more than 15 unique networks in Marseille or over 350 unique networks in Paris – all without needing a physical port in the other city.

“We are always looking for the best possible interconnections with the major Internet players and we have to go, always, further to serve our customers better – literally,” added Ferdinand Chevrant-Breton, director and co-founder of moji. “We were seduced by the advantages of the PASS service: its affordable price, its record implementation time and the simple access to new unique peers, as well as the resilient access to existing critical peers. With a port speed of 100G, we are entering a new peering dimension.”