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What does Internet Exchange Point mean?

Internet Exchange Point is a place where Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Telecom Operators are available with their networks to echange IP traffic between themselves.

Here are some other Internet Exchange Points in Poland:

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Can I (John Doe) connect to PLIX and have 1Gbps Internet connectivity for an outstanding price?

PLIX is available for every network which fulfills the following requirements:

  • have their own (PI or PA) address space
  • have BGP router and public AS number
  • sign PLIX agreement and pay monthly fees on regular basis

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What do I need to connect to PLIX?

  • telecomm infrastructure
  • PI or PA address space (minimum /24 block)
  • public AS number
  • router equipped with 1GE or 10GE interface

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Where should I get ASN and what is it?

Quoting Wikipedia "Autonomous System, AS is a network or group of networks under common administrative control, with the same policy scheme."

ASN is a number, which you can get from RIPE NCC (in Europe). It identifies telco network of the ISP. ASN is a unique number, just as your car registration number.

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Who can provide me with PI (Provider Independent) address space?

RIPE NCC is an organization responsible for assigning these numbers. Remember please, that IP requests can be sent to RIPE NCC only via LIR (Local Internet Registry). If you can't find who is your LIR, please contact noc@plix.pl.

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Do I need to be a LIR to connect to PLIX?

Nope, your "own" address space and public AS number is enough.

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What types of interfaces are available at PLIX?

Gigabit Ethernet:

  • TX (shielded copper cable),
  • LX (singlemode fiber),

10 Gigabit Ethernet:

  • LR (singlemode fiber),
  • ER (singlemode fiber).

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How much does port at PLIX cost?

PLIX WARSAW

Gigabit Ethernet:

  • 1 000 PLN a month

10 Gigabit Ethernet:

  • LR 4 000 PLN a month,
  • ER 8 000 PLN a month.

Installation of any type of port is 1 PLN.

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Can I buy upstream to other operators such as Polish Telecom, Level3, TeliaSonera, T-Systems, Global Crossing?

We expect each that telecom operator present at PLIX or LIM building will be interested in sending you an offer for a service you require. If you need such offer please contact given telecom operator directly or use our NOC to handle that case.

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Who can provide layer 2 transmission to PLIX?

PLIX partners are the following companies (in alphabetic order):

  • ASTER Biznes
  • ATM S.A.
  • Crowley Data Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • EXATEL S.A.
  • GTS Energis Sp. z o.o.
  • Netia S.A.
  • ServicEurope Sp. z o.o.
  • Telekomunikacja Kolejowa Sp. z o.o.
  • TP S.A.
  • WaveService Sp. z o.o.

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Can I connect to PLIX together with other company on single port and cut costs?

No, for the following reasons:

  • we cannot measure traffic per company,
  • we are unable to provision your port,
  • if the other company causes trouble we will shut down the whole port, which is probably not what you would like to happen
  • PLIX agreement does not allow to advertise more than 1 MAC on a single port

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What SLA can I get at PLIX?

  • 99,99% in case you are connected to double ports in two different PLIX switches located in one city
  • 99,90% in case you are connected to single port in a PLIX switch

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What should I do when I have a network issue?

  • you should know that our NOC is constantly monitoring ports and BGP sessions status and also availability of your network, which means they'd probably know you have an issue before you call them
  • you can always call our NOC (+48 22 427 39 99 or +48 721 333 999) which works 24/7,
  • or you can write an e-mail at: noc@plix.pl

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What should I do if I have a question?

  • if you have a technical question, you can call NOC (+48 22 427 39 99 or +48 721 333 999),
  • or write an e-mail at: noc@plix.pl
  • If you have a question regarding sales terms you can call our sales representative (+48 22 427 39 97) or write an e-mail at sales@plix.pl

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What should I do if my company would like to use space in PLIX Data Center?

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