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Two new seats to be filled at France-IX’s board

Two new seats to be filled at France-IX’s board

Two seats were renewed at our last General Meeting, held remotely on 15 December 2020. Congratulations to Sarah Nataf who joined France-IX’s board and Christian Kaufmann, who was re-elected. However, no less than fours seats were made available as Clément Cavadore, Greg Villain and Jérôme Fleury saw their mandate expire on this date. We are thus organising a second General Meeting, again remotely, on Friday 29 January 2021 at 14:00 (Paris time, UTC+1). This Extraordinary session will be dedicated to the election of…

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France-IX and Rezopole become one

France-IX and Rezopole become one

It is now official: France-IX and Rezopole have merged! First we would like to thank you all for your active participation in the voting process: your involvement has truly made possible this great step forward. The merger was largely approved by 95% of France-IX members and 94% of Rezopole members. We look forward to taking France-IX to the next level of growth all together! Congratulations to Sarah Nataf who joins France-IX’s board and Christian Kaufmann, who is re-elected in these exciting times, and…

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New France-IX board members: why not you?

New France-IX board members: why not you?

Dear France-IX Members, The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for companies from all backgrounds. More particularly, in our Internet industry, resilience – both for people and networks – was the keyword to steer through the uncertainty and keep the businesses running, while maintaining the customer at the centre of all concerns. Our 2020 General Meeting, held virtually for the first time this year on 15 December, comes in this particular time along with the vote to renew France-IX’s Board….

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Q2 and Q3 2020 Technical Update

Q2 and Q3 2020 Technical Update

You will find below a summary of the technical activities that have taken place at France-IX during the second and third quarters of 2020: General news High capacity optical infrastructure for the launch of Wave Circuit service An invitation to tender was sent to four optical systems vendors, asking for a new OTN platform with enhanced density and the ability to aggregate 10Gbps ports. We selected Nokia’s optical proposition : To gain more 100Gbps OTN density, the 1830 PSI-M will…

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NOV2019-JAN2020 Technical update

NOV2019-JAN2020 Technical update

Dear members, France-IX team is happy to update you about the main technical actions and projects achieved during the fourth 2019 quarter! This end of year has been very busy for us. Here is a little summary … —- A new routing platform deployed at Interxion PAR2 and Interxion MRS1 As previously mentioned in earlier reports, we are progressively swapping our network equipment to gain density, capacity and stability when needed. For this purpose, we launched an invitation to tender…

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Q3 2019 technical update

Q3 2019 technical update

Backbone renewal, new NOC, notice for delayed actions regarding the extension of France-IX Paris LAN from /23 to /22…and other key topics are now featured in our technical report for Q3 2019: Network RFP: Last April, we launched an invitation to tender to evaluate different manufacturers, with a view of replacing parts of our network infrastructure in the short/mid-term. We compared 6 different tenders, and eventually selected the latest generation of Nokia routers : 7750 SR-2S (along with the satellite…

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France-IX joins the MANRS initiative

France-IX joins the MANRS initiative

As part of its mission of constantly improving the quality of Internet, France-IX has naturally joined the MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) IXP programme after meeting a number of eligibility criteria, reflecting its long-term involvement in securing routing infrastructure. What is the purpose of this initiative? What are the actions involved and what is the overall impact on the community? Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides…

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How Peering Helps Deliver the Internet in the Indian Ocean

How Peering Helps Deliver the Internet in the Indian Ocean

For most people, islands in the Indian Ocean invoke the idea of luxury holidays on tropical beaches – the last place we would want to be interrupted by a business email. But many people like to get online occasionally when on holiday and, of course, for the people who live and work on these islands, being able to use the Internet and connect to the web and cloud for work, education or leisure is just as important as it is…

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Q2 2019 technical update

Q2 2019 technical update

Time has come to share a full update on the main technical actions and projects achieved by France-IX on its infrastructure during the second quarter of 2019: —– Network RFP Last April, we launched a tender to evaluate different vendors, with the objective to replace parts of our network infrastructure in the short/mid-term. The selection process has come to an end this week, with only 2 selected candidates after intensive analyses and comparisons by France-IX. Equipment integration and validation will…

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HOPUS extends its “FLAT” offer for new France-IX members

HOPUS extends its “FLAT” offer for new France-IX members

Whether in Paris or Marseille, HOPUS renews its “FLAT” access offer for new members. In order to encourage you to evaluate the quality of the exchanges with its members, HOPUS has set up a temporary offer (called ‘FLAT’) under the following conditions: One-year commitment Monthly payment by direct debit No port charge Unlike the traditional HOPUS model, no remuneration for incoming traffic on your network For a sustained use beyond 80% of the subscribed VLAN, the member commits to evolve…

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