Inter-IPX

Introduction

AMS-IX Caribbean offers an Inter-IPX service with a supporting Service level Agreement (SLA) to IPX Providers. This allows for peering of new and existing IP services, quicker to market with reduced hops at a more cost-effective price. For IPX prices, please go to the Mobile Peering Pricing page.

Logical Set-up

AMS-IX Caribbean supports the separation of IPX service communities as described in GSMA's IR.34 by offering separate Inter-IPX VLANs. These include amongst others, GRX, IPX Packet Voice, Diameter and various other IPX products as required or requested. For this, AMS-IX defines dedicated VPLS instances to separate these from the other VPLS instances that are operated by AMS-IX Caribbean such as the Internet service. Each Inter-IPX connection will be configured in one or more Inter-IPX VPLS instances so that each IPX provider can reach the other interconnected IPX providers inside the relevant service communities.

Ipx Service Communities

Technically, the requirement for Inter-IPX is for dedicated fiber switch ports on the AMS-IX platform.

Inter-IPX Service Description

AMS-IX Caribbean will provide a SLA to IPX Providers on their Inter-IPX connections to the AMS-IX Caribbean infrastructure. This agreement is applicable to availability of these connections. The aim of the service availability is 99.95% per month. For further details please see the AMS-IX Inter-IPX Caribbean SLA 2013

An Inter-IPX connection can be one of the following:

  • A single GE connection
  • Multiple GE connection in a so-called link-aggregrated ('LAG') configuration
  • A single 10GE connection
  • Multiple 10GE connections in a so-called link-aggregrated ('LAG') configuration

The customer Inter-IPX connections are terminated on the AMS-IX Caribbean patch panel. This patch panel is the demarcation point between the customer and AMS-IX Caribbean. The responsibility for the (LAG) connection between the customer router and the AMS-IX Caribbean patch panel is with the customer. The responsibility for the (LAG) connection from the AMS-IX Caribbean patch panel is with AMS-IX Caribbean.

IPX providers can order the Inter-IPX service via this website. For more details on how to connect please go to:
https://cw.ams-ix.net/connect-to-ams-ix-caribbean/how-to-connect