SmartHub IX

Products & Pricing

SmartHub Internet Exchange (SH-IX) offers public and private peering arrangements to its members.

SH-IX Peering Policies.

Public Peering: SH-IX provides route-server services for its members to start exchanging routes immediately. Members are advise to refer to Technical > Services for the details and conditions.

Private Peering: For bilateral peering agreement, (BLPA). Please refer to the list of member’s contact and initiate your requirements.

SH-IX monitors the Service on a 24×7 basis; SH-IX target is to offer maximum availability (99.5%) to each member in any calendar month.

Port and Charges
We offer different port size to meet your requirement.

  • 1 Gbps Single Mode Fiber (1310 nm), LX transceiver, LC connector
  • 10 Gbps Single Mode Fiber (1310 nm), LX transceiver, LC connector

Peering

What is Peering? 

Peering is the exchange of traffic between ISPs. In order to settle the terms to which this exchange takes place, ISPs use peering agreements that often do not include an exchange of money. This helps to reduce the costs of IP Traffic in a significant way. One of the largest costs facing any ISP nowadays are the upstream capacity costs of connections. Peering arrangements at an exchange reduce the need to send IP traffic through a bandwidth upstream provider. One single connection to an exchange point (such as SMARTHUB IX) may reduce the need for multiple connections. Here at SmartHub IX, members are easily able to connect up with each other and enjoy the full benefits of peering. Every member of SMARTHUB IX is in the position to peer with any or all other connected ISP’s. Each network might have a different peering policy, and this policy may differ depending on the ISP that is negotiating with them. 


Why Peer?

Network operators may peer for many reasons. Sometimes it’s cheaper to hand off traffic themselves rather than paying somebody else to do it. Sometimes it gives greater control over their traffic flows, or allows them to better serve local populations. Network operators who peer have more control over their traffic. If an operator sends traffic out a transit connection, it goes across the Internet via whatever path the transit provider decides to use. If there’s a problem – slow connections or packet loss, for instance – the network is at the mercy of its transit provider. A network operator who peers has more control over external paths, and can easily adjust routing to avoid problem network segments. Peering can keep traffic local and improve performance.

Why not Peer?

Peering has advantages, but still requires work. Arranging peering requires active participation. For each network you peer with, you have to negotiate an agreement. You have to connect to them. You have to work with them to set up the connection. You have to deal with them when it goes down. Sometimes the economics doesn’t work. Without enough traffic to see big cost savings from peering, the effort to support it may not pay for itself.