Donate

IXPs

Internet exchange points (IXPs) are a key part of the Internet ecosystem and represent a vital way to increase the affordability and quality of connectivity in local communities.

What Are IXPs?
An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is simply a physical location where different IP networks meet to exchange local traffic with each other via a switch. They are integral part of the Internet ecosystem.

IXP Models
IXPs fall roughly into five categories: non-profit organization, an association of ISPs, operator-neutral for-profit company, univeristy or gov agency, or an informal association of networks

Physical Infrastructure
IXPs can be located in a number of different locations. Once determined, it is crucial to then identify appropriate power sources , cooling, security, and technical experts to run and manage the IXP.

Business Case
IXPs provide a competitive alternative to routing domestically destined traffic abroad. IXP viability can be calculated for interested ISPs by comparing the cost of IP transit to the cost of domestic peering.

Visit the IXP Collaboration Portal, which aims to provide information and resources to a variety of stakeholders, and to continuously improve this site to benefit the community.

IXP News

SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT
SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT Thumbnail
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) 17 June 2018

SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT

The 7th RIPE South-East Europe (SEE 7) meeting is being held on 18-19 June 2018 in Timisoara, Romania, and is...

RIPE 76 dans le Midi
RIPE 76 dans le Midi Thumbnail
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) 11 May 2018

RIPE 76 dans le Midi

The RIPE 76 meeting starts next week in Marseille, which surprisingly is only the second RIPE meeting to have ever...

What is BGP Hijacking, Anyway?
What is BGP Hijacking, Anyway? Thumbnail
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) 7 May 2018

What is BGP Hijacking, Anyway?

Two weeks ago, we learned about yet another routing security incident, namely the hijack of BGP routes to the...

Internet Society, LACNIC, and LAC-IX Partner to Strengthen IXPs in Latin America
Internet Society, LACNIC, and LAC-IX Partner to Strengthen IXPs in Latin America Thumbnail
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) 3 May 2018

Internet Society, LACNIC, and LAC-IX Partner to Strengthen IXPs in Latin America

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, the Internet Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Internet Exchange Points...

Introducing a New MANRS IXP Programme for Routing Security
Introducing a New MANRS IXP Programme for Routing Security Thumbnail
Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) 23 April 2018

Introducing a New MANRS IXP Programme for Routing Security

Today, we are pleased to announce that the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is getting a new...

MANRS Launches New IXP Programme to Promote Routing Security
Press Releases 23 April 2018

MANRS Launches New IXP Programme to Promote Routing Security

African, European, Russian, North American, and South American IXPs Onboard The Ten Founding Participants are Asteroid (International), CABASE (Argentina),...

Load More