Introduction

Balkan-IX is a neutral, independent Internet Exchange enterprise which promotes and advocates open peering policy. Our company has an established infrastructure designed to transfer and exchange Internet traffic in Europe. This enables each customer connected with 1GE, 10GE or aggregated ports to exchange IP traffic with any other participant by mutual agreement and understanding or by using public route-server (RS). The routing exchanged information is carried over by BGP sessions between the parties through direct sessions or through RSs. Each participant can have their own peering policy – private, open or restrictive. Our company is designed for telecom operators, Internet Service Providers (ISP), content providers, content delivery networks and any enterprise having its own Autonomous System (AS).

Neutrality

The infrastructure of Balkan-IX does not offer services that can be competitive to any of the IX participants. Balkan-IX team is a neutral party, which offers professional and independent services and maintenance of infrastructure to exchange traffic while incorporating equal rights and technical requirements for all participants.

How it works

Balkan-IX works within a single city on level 2 and the relationship between participants is carried out directly, as in any other peering. Either through route server with all the other points of traffic exchange in which the Balkan-IX is a participant.

Effect

Using one or more 1GE, 10GE port to our infrastructure, Balkan-IX provides cheaper solution for getting content, IP traffic, efficient offloading of network resources and easy scalability as compared to an existing multiple gigabit connections between Internet providers. Using RSs for managing the routes provides a more flexible, quicker and easier routing configuration.

What is an Internet Exchange?

If you’d like to know more about peering and the role of internet exchanges, watch this short video of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX)

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