NEUTRAL CARRIER EXCHANGE POINT №1
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Why do I need join to LIXP?
Many ISP and operators supported the idea of LIXP project implementation. Companies have been present in the telecommunication services area for over 7 years. One of the main line of activities was the establishment of a provider-independent national traffic exchange point, operating under the LIXP brand.
Any potential participants of the LIXP traffic exchange point — whether it’s a major operator, medium-sized provider, home network, or a large corporate structure — ask themselves the very same question that has been already been answered by existing members. The question is, “Why does my company need to connect to the exchange point? What will my company gain after connection?” The answer is obvious: the company gets a reliable and independent connection point, enabling you to get access to a multitude of autonomous systems using the shortest route. Another advantage is the possibility for the participants to manage their traffic. Traffic management is useful and sometimes even more cost-efficient than just giving everything to everyone and taking everything from everyone. The more traffic you have, the more often you need to manage this traffic. LIXP infrastructure is just perfect for this purpose.
LIXP is a platform for building effective relations not just between autonomous systems, but between companies too. By using an independent traffic exchange point you may negotiate peering terms with each of the member separately, which will help you save on IP transit, while simultaneously developing and improving your network connectivity. Once you connect, you get traffic from all of the members connected to the open peer-to-peer policy, as well as the ability to establish private peering with members using the closed policy. Some carriers may also have one more question: Why would I need an exchange point when I could connect to each participant directly? There is a grain of truth in these words, indeed, but what to do if you need to establish peering connection with a dozen of companies? LIXP allows you to access all of the companies through a single port, which will save you from numerous unnecessary payments for various cross-connections and commutations. It is easy to calculate that the subscription fee for member in the traffic exchange point is less than the sum amount of subscription fees for cross-connections to every member, if you decide to connect to each member separately. Besides, consider the fact: LIXP point of presence is located at the point of increased telecommunication activities, in Data Logistic Center. This means that there is no need to look for a place where you may connect to a desired partner. Most likely, the required carrier is already present in the Data Logistic Center. As LIXP members, you just need to arrange private peering between each other.
LIXP is an Exchange Point combining IP-based networks into a single entity based on net neutrality principles.