Super Power Your Network!Next Generation Peering Services Platform for Cost Efficient, Scalable, and Interconnected India!

To improve and innovate Internet space in India, Mumbai IX Offers various Services, Backed by DE-CIX, Industry level SLA (Service Level Agreement) with 24x7x365 NOC with experienced engineers.

Connect with 150+ Networks in single cross connect

  • Route Server peering helps new peers to start exchanging traffic at Mumbai Internet Exchange from day one over a shared fabric.
  • Mumbai Internet Exchange offers networks connected to the Peering LAN the opportunity to peer via its route servers.
  • Our route servers offer Peers to connect with other peers without negotiating any kind of agreements.

Direct Peering with CDN's & Content Providers

  • Peering that is negotiated and established precisely between two parties is called as 'Bilateral Peering' or 'Direct Peering or 'Closed user group'.
  • Mumbai IX provides Bilateral Peering through it's secured L2 Platform where Networks connect directly with desired CDN's and other Networks. It establishes separate BGP sessions with each of these content networks to have more control.
  • All Mumbai IX services include 24x7x365 NOC and Sales Support, which supports during working hours. All services are backed by DE-CIX Industry level SLA (Service Layer Agreement).

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FAQ’s

What is an Internet Exchange Point (IXP)?

An internet exchange point (IXP) is a physical network access point through which primary network providers connect their networks and exchange traffic.

IXPs provide a common place for ISPs to exchange their Internet traffic between autonomous network systems.

A Primary role of an Internet Exchange Point is to keep local Internet traffic within a confined area, reduce the costs, and improve the quality of Internet services. By having direct access to the infrastructure and to networks you want to peer with it reduces latency by reducing the length of the path that traffic needs to travel. In the end, an IX increases the resilience of the Internet by providing many more redundant routes for traffic, allowing congested routes to be avoided.

How does Internet eXchange Points Works?

An IXP is mostly a datacenter containing network switches that route traffic between the different member companies that share the costs of maintaining the physical infrastructure. To avoid the additional costs and drawbacks associated with exchanging traffic; companies get connected to each other in the specific IXP node; which leads to the reduction of costs and the distance.

What is Peering?

Peering is a process by which two Internet networks connect and exchange traffic. In simple terms, Peering is a direct interconnection between the networks namely Content Providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), DNS root servers, Telecommunications, Internet Service Providers, IPTV networks and other networks for traffic exchange between these networks. It comes together to interconnect and directly exchange traffic. Peering also makes the Internet more affordable and faster for the end user.

All kinds of networks like carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and network operators need to exchange data in order for the Internet to work. The data exchange is either agreed on a bilateral payment basis (for transit/upstream) or on a cost-neutral basis, also known as peering.

What are the benefits of Connecting an Internet Exchange?

The advantages of Internet exchange points include:

  • Allowing high-speed data transfer
  • Reducing latency
  • Improving routing efficiency
  • Increased redundancy/network resiliency.

The Process of Connecting:

  • Requirement: Mumbai Internet Exchange welcome any networks with AS Number to connect with Mumbai IX Exchange platform to connect to all networks and exchange traffic.

Steps to Connect:

  • Sign up for Mumbai IX Ports
  • Order a P2P link between your NOC and Mumbai IX Enabled Sites, where you wish to connect.
  • Register and list your organization in Peering DB and add Mumbai IX as an Exchange Point.
  • Order Cross Connect links your Network from Meet Me Room or your Switch.
  • Establish BGP Peering with Mumbai IX Route Server (IP for Peering will be assigned by Mumbai IX)

What is an Autonomous System Number (ASN)?

An Autonomous System Number (ASN) uniquely identifies every network on the Internet. An Autonomous System (AS) is a group of IP networks operated by one or more network operators, with a single and clearly defined external routing policy. The ASN both identifies the network and enables it to exchange routing information with other ASes. 

Every Internet service provider (ISP) requires their own ASN, but also the individual organizations that connect to the Internet through an ISP require one. After an application from an organization, ISP or other entity has been approved, ASNs are assigned by regional Internet registries. It is necessary for any network wanting to peer at a public Internet Exchange to have a public ASN.

How to obtain an ASN

What is PeeringDB?

PeeringDB is a nonprofit, member-based organization that facilitates the exchange of user maintained interconnection information, primarily for peering coordinators and Internet Exchange, facility, and network operators.

Having a well maintained PeeringDB entry is a must-have for all networks engaged in interconnection, especially for all peering administrators. It gives you information about networks and shows other networks who might be interested in peering with you the basic data they need to know.

If you do not have an entry yet, you can register here for free. If you already have one, we recommend checking your entry from time to time to make sure it's up to date.

How to update an Organization's PeeringDB

Where to Connect?

Mumbai, being the Internet gateway to the country, was considered as the most strategic location for launching our Internet Exchange given that it can also provide exposure to some of the leading data centers in the city. All Mumbai IX nodes are interconnected with each other and are connected using a Mumbai IX operated MPLS network. Mumbai IX is present at 4 Data Centers in Mumbai:

An internet exchange point (IXP) is a physical network access point through which primary network providers connect their networks and exchange traffic. IXPs provide a common place for ISPs to exchange their Internet traffic between autonomous network systems. A Primary role of an Internet Exchange Point is to keep local Internet traffic within a confined area, reduce the costs, and improve the quality of Internet services.

What is a cross-connect? and How to Order one?

All connections to Mumbai IX require a single-mode private interconnect (a.k.a. cross-connect or in-house cabling). A cross-connect is a dark fiber/ethernet point-to-point interconnection. They are used to access the Mumbai-IX platform.

You can order cross-connects via Mumbai IX in Web Werks DC2. For ST Telemedia (Tata LVSB), GPX & Netmagic cross-connect needs to be ordered directly. 

At other sites/DC Facilities, Mumbai IX will provide all customers with demarcation details. Further, complete the Mumbai IX documentation for receiving Letter of Authorization (LOA). LOA would be helpful to order a cross-connect at Mumbai IX.

How many routes does Mumbai IX announce?

Mumbai IX encourages all ISP's to Peer with Route Server. With this, connected members get access to over 7000 routes approximately through Route Server.

The Process of Connecting

Requirement: Mumbai Internet Exchange welcome any networks with AS Number to connect with Mumbai IX Exchange platform to connect to all networks and exchange traffic.

How to Connect

Mumbai IX is currently fully functional at 4 Carrier Neutral DC's and will be expanding to couple more DC's in the near future. All IX nodes are interconnected with multiple connectivity options and provide a unified experience. 

Why Mumbai

With more than 23 million inhabitants, Mumbai is the largest city in India by population and is also known as the Financial capital of India. Financial, Media and Internet businesses contribute the majority of city’s economy which is estimated to be $ 400 billion as of 2017.

Mumbai also have over 14 intercontinental Cables landing and interconnects various continents through cable systems such as GBICS, EIG, FALCON, SEA-ME-WE-3,4, AAE-1, BBG, FEA, IME-WE & Tata TGN.

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Sign up for Mumbai IX Port

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Order a P2P link between Your NOC and
Mumbai IX Enabled Sites, Where you wish to connect

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Register and List your Organization in PeeringDB
Add Mumbai IX as an Exchange Point

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Order Cross Connect to Connect your
Network from Meet Me Room or from your Switch

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Establish BGP Peering with Mumbai IX Route Server
(IP for Peering will be assigned by Mumbai IX)