Reduced transit costs through peering


By connecting to GigaPIX a member can achieve significant cost reductions. When connecting to the Internet by means of an ISP, transit charges are paid for carrying packets over their links. The GigaPIX members can establish peering agreements without any associated payment between themselves, reducing costs.

Reduced Delay


Users and applications demand more and more bandwidth. They also ask for reduced delays and better responsiveness. By connecting to GigaPIX the hop number to reach end users is reduced meaning better service delivery and experience. This most perceived on applications that are delay sensitive like VoIP, Video on Demand, audio/video conferences.

Greater Resilience


Connecting to the internet by only one ISP means that a failure on that link will cause a total loss of connectivity to the “Internet world”. By using the GigaPIX platform, in the event of a failure on member’s main internet link to the Internet, it will still be possible to reach the other members networks to which peering agreements have been made. This represents a major step in risk reduction and possibly lower costs for achieving better redundancy.

Better Routing Control


By establishing peering agreements with other members or with the route server, a GigaPIX member can optimize its network routing configuration. This will allow it to use some links instead of others, choosing the best path for the destinations available.