PARIS, October 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The internet exchange point France IX enlarges its footprint to the strategic location of Marseille. This is the 9th point of presence (PoP) in France and the first out of Paris.
Extending its network in SFR NetCenter in Marseille was a cornerstone of France IX's strategy right from the beginning. This move indeed enables the global peering point to open France to the world and more precisely to Asia, Middle East and Africa.
As many submarine communication cables land in Marseille (i.e SEACOM, I-ME-WE, TGN Eurasia) France IX positions its new PoP as the front door to world exchanges. The exponential internet traffic coming from these areas of the world needs a way to enter Europe and spread over it.
Even if France IX's goal is to connect France to the outside in the peering world, part of France IX's roadmap consists of investing the French regional areas in order to gather as many French operators, ISPs, hosters and so on as possible. This can happen in two different ways. In regions where an internet exchange point is already well-established France IX will set up partnerships as it was done with Lyonix, the internet exchange point based in Lyon. Otherwise France IX will gradually look for places to install a PoP and reach out to new French peers.
Thus Marseille represents the first of several network extensions in France.
From now on any entity owning an Autonomous System Number (ASN) and present in SFR Netcenter can access France IX's peering services and exchange traffic with more than 100 operators, CDNs, gamers and other peers.
France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France which offers Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering and private peering (Closed User Groups) through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 1000 Mbps copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX and 10 Gbps LR. For further information, visit the website http://www.franceix.net or contact email@example.com.
SOURCE France IX