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Types of peering. What is right for you?

🌍 If a peering connection has caught your attention, then you should decide which type of peering would be the most suitable and effective for your business.

There are four ways to establish a peering connection with another network. Let's take a closer look at these options:

1. Public Peering
Public peering allows one network to peer with a great number of networks. Peering arrangements are negotiated with each peer, but no additional cabling is required. Considering that public peering uses a single port, it sometimes provides less capacity than private peering. At the same time, public peering has the important benefits of establishing a connection with hundreds of IXP participants.

2. Private Peering
Private peering is an alternative to public peering. It involves 2 networks with routers located in the same building, and a direct point-to-point cable between them, instead of using an exchange point switch. This option is useful and beneficial in case networks need to exchange a large amount of traffic. Private peering interconnections constitute most of the traffic on the Internet, mainly between the largest networks.

3. Partial Peering
Partial peering is also called Regional peering and establishes a peering connection in certain areas. This way, the network traffic is only exchanged in one part of the globe.

4. Paid Peering
Paid peering is well-known as Partial transit and takes place when one of the networks has to pay the other network to participate in the arrangement. This occurs in case one network values the arrangement more than another.

Which type of peering seems to be most appropriate for your business goals?

In case you need additional information on peering types features, please leave us a message at www.ll-ix.com/en/contacts and we will be happy to provide you with a comprehensive answer.