France-IX route servers filtering policy: vote results and next steps

France-IX route servers filtering policy: vote results and next steps

Early November, all active members and resellers were invited to give their opinion on the route servers filtering policy they would like France-IX to adopt. We want to thank you for your feedback and your interest in this matter. With a voter turnout of 33%, 110 members/resellers (out of a total of 331) expressed their opinions. Please find below the results and the next steps regarding this project. Results 1/ Do you think that by default, route servers should not…

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The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of internet exchange points is collaboration, “the point is not to be the biggest, it’s to be clever enough to make sure you facilitate the entry of a new network, instead of wanting to be the only one connecting this new network,” says France-IX CEO, Franck Simon. It’s been a good year for France-IX. The company has been successful in attracting a number of corporate companies, in addition to CDN’s (content delivery networks) and ISP’s (internet service providers)…

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France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

We are delighted to let you know that France-IX has won the award for Best Internet Exchange Innovation at the Global Carrier Awards 2017. The committee has rewarded France-IX for its innovation in the launch of its Marketplace in 2016. This new programme adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the seven sellers available on the Marketplace today. The innovation lies in how the programme disrupts the traditional IXP business model. The Global Carrier awards…

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Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Second only to Asia in landmass and population size, Africa is currently home to 1.216 billion people. That massive population is also young as 40 percent is less than 14 years old. UNICEF predicts that by 2050, 25 percent of all the people in the world (and 40 percent of the world’s youth) will be African . These young people are, like Millennials in Europe or the US, the online generation,which has helped increase the number of subscriptions to mobile…

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Améliorations de la liste des membres

Améliorations de la liste des membres

Pour vous faciliter la lecture et le tri des membres France-IX, un nouveau champ a été introduit : la politique de peering de chaque réseau. La politique d’un membre est soit inconnue (champ vide), ouverte, sélective, restrictive ou marketplace (service payant vers un vendeur connecté sur France-IX). Vous avez maintenant la possibilité de trier tous les champs disponibles : par numéro d’AS, par PoP, par capacité souscrite, par politique de peering, par adresses IP, par contact et par présence sur les serveurs…

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IXP Training from France-IX

IXP Training from France-IX

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), where networks physically meet to cost effectively exchange local traffic, are an important part of the Internet, especially for enabling local users to access a variety of content and services. However, launching and maintaining an IXP, particularly in developing countries, can be complicated and start-up groups can benefit from knowledge, experience and training passed on by those of us who have been down the road before. France-IX is the Premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France,…

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Rapport technique trimestriel Q2’17

Rapport technique trimestriel Q2’17

Les principales actions finalisées au cours de cette période sont les suivantes :   1- Renouvellement de l’infrastructure réseau sur Paris en 3 phases principales (appel d’offre et sélection, POC et déploiement): Appels d’offre : trois appels d’offre ont été lancés sur des critères de réponse aux besoins techniques et de compétitivité de l’offre commerciale. Les résultats sont les suivants : Fibres noires : l’objectif principal était de reconstruire un backbone double cœur (Telehouse 2 et Interxion PAR5) avec chaque PoP périphérique…

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Technical Quarterly Update Q2’17

Technical Quarterly Update Q2’17

The main actions undertaken during that time include the following:   1- New Paris backbone infrastructure renewal with 3 main phases (RFP selection, POC and deployment): RFPs: 3 RFPs have been launched based on technical compliance and cost competitiveness with the following results:    Dark fibers: the main goal was to rebuild a dual core backbone (Telehouse 2 and Interxion PAR5) with every edge PoP dual attached to the core. Five new dark fibers have been deployed with new providers (IELO-LIAZO and…

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Renewal of France-IX’s board

Renewal of France-IX’s board

Dear France-IX Members, Some of you brought up the question at the General Meeting last September about the concepts of the corporate board seat and if we should get rid of it as they seemed no longer up to date. As promised the board looked into it and also talked to our legal advisor regarding the wording and spirit of the articles. Here is the result: We do no have to change the articles of association as they allow for both,…

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France-IX’s approach to network automation

France-IX’s approach to network automation

Automation has been part of the network administrator’s tasks for a while now. In the same way that system engineers moved from SSH loops to more sophisticated tools years ago, NetOps are now moving from rancid and expect scripts to more powerful and robust tools. France-IX is the premier Internet peering service provider in France through its 11 carrier and data center neutral PoPs in Paris and Marseille. France-IX interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery…

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