collapse What is an Internet Exchange Point?

An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a physical network access point through which major Internet infrastructure companies can connect with each other and exchange traffic.

collapse What is peering?

Peering is the arrangement of traffic exchange between Internet networks that aim to share a direct network instead of routing traffic through the Internet. Peering requires the exchange and updating of router information between the peered networks, usually using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

collapse What are peering advantages?

Economic benefits: Peering reduces IP transit and infrastructure costs.

Technical benefits: Has larger bandwidth capacity, ensures greater routing control and network resiliency, minimizes latency, and improves users’ experience.

collapse Who can connect to LL-IX and what are the requirements?

Any network which has its own AS number and publicly routable IP addresses can join LL-IX.

collapse What should I do if I forgot my login details for my LL-IX Personal Account?

Follow the link Password Reset fill in the email address associated with your LL-IX account. A link to reset your password will be sent to your e-mail.

collapse Are there any requirements for connecting to LL-IX?

To become an LL-IX participant, your company should have a legal entity status. As to the technical requirements, you need an autonomous system number and publicly routable IP addresses assigned, as well as a router/switch at our location, or a transport connection to this location.

In case the connection requirements listed above don’t match you or you have any questions in this regard, please feel free to contact our manager directly and he will gladly assist you: [email protected].

collapse How can I connect to LL-IX and what is the connection process?

To connect to LL-IX network, you will need to perform the following steps

  1. Fill in the LL-IX Membership Request form;
  2. Discuss the connection details with our manager;
  3. Sign the LL-IX Connection Agreement, as well as fill in a special form to gain access to the LL-IX Client Рortal;
  4. Receive from our side a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with information on connection to LL-IX in the selected Data Center;
  5. Receive the necessary connection settings including IPv4, IPv6 address;
  6. Contact us once the Data Center specialists mount the cables and cross-connectors for connection. Farther, your port will be placed in quarantine. After the connection test is completed, we will restore your port from quarantine.

If you have any additional questions on the points above, please feel free to contact our technical specialists at [email protected].  We will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.

collapse What equipment do I need to connect to your IXP?

You will only need your own L3 device for direct peering at LL-IX. Also, you can connect remotely by buying a transport connection to our PoP.

Compatible SFP transceivers:

For 1G Direct connect:
SFP-LR 1G SMF, TX 1310nm, 10km

For 10G Direct connect:
SFP+LR 10G SMF, TX 1310nm, 10km

collapse Do you have any membership costs?

No. You can become an LL-IX member for free. 

collapse What networks will I have the possibility to peer with once I connect to LL-IX Route Servers?

You can directly reach networks connected to LL-IX Route Servers. Considering that LL-IX is an active participant of AMS-IX (the world’s leading IXP in Amsterdam, Netherlands) and PLIX (Poland, Warsaw). In parallel, you will benefit from IP traffic of a large number of other AMS-IX and PLIX members as well.

collapse What is the interconnection fee?

The price varies depending on the bandwidth capacity that you are going to choose. Send us short information about the connectivity you would like to have and we will provide you with a suitable business offer shortly. We are very flexible and for sure you will be satisfied with our prices.

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