[LACNIC/Napla] Lacnic XII / NAPLA - Q & A

gabriel.adonaylo at bt.com gabriel.adonaylo at bt.com
Tue Jun 2 17:36:19 BRT 2009


There's always been an idea to interconnect IXPs between different countries in the region and of course a debate around these initiatives. As I noticed that one of the speakers mentioned this topic once again I thought it was a good idea to re-open the discussion taking advantage of your presence in the meeting as well as other "experienced" participants such as Mr Woodcock.



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De: napla-bounces at lacnic.net [mailto:napla-bounces at lacnic.net] En nombre de Serge Radovcic
Enviado el: Martes, 02 de Junio de 2009 07:45 a.m.
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Asunto: Re: [LACNIC/Napla] Lacnic XII / NAPLA - Q & A


I think I was writing a little too quickly....Just to be clear...... I meant to say that there is "NO" trend of IXPs interconnecting and that the members of association run IXPs would be "STRONGLY OPPOSED" to such interconnection plans.


On 6/2/09 12:34 PM, "Serge Radovcic" <serge at euro-ix.net> wrote:

> In general the answer would be "no". And I would say that there is 
> even a trend or plan for this to be the case.
> There are a very few, and I mean around five of the 110 IXPs in Europe 
> that have initiated such interconnection plans over the years, a few 
> of these have been commercial internet exchanges and one of them had 
> quite a bit of success in doing this, while the others that have gone 
> down this road have been 'government' run IXPs that were looking to 
> connect local government networks with each other, this was generally 
> done on a regional or sometimes national level.
> Most IXPs in Europe tend to be associations and their policies are 
> generally directly or indirectly put in place by their membership. And 
> many of their members would not be strongly opposed to such plans of 
> connecting IXPs, mainly for the reason that they feel that they would 
> be losing business through these connections and that the IXP would 
> now be in competition with them on a regional, national or even international scale.
> So how does the Latin American IXP community feel about 
> interconnecting IXPs? Have their been attempts in the past to do this? 
> Are there some planning to do this?

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