Djibouti Telecom peers at France-IX Paris and Marseille Internet Exchange
17 August 2017
Djibouti Telecom has signed a contract with France-IX to peer its IP traffic through France-IX’s IXPs in Paris and Marseille. With this agreement, the government-run network operator enhances its network performance for its customers by decreasing latency on its IP network. This is possible thanks to a direct traffic exchange with other networks and on-demand content providers via a 10Gbps Port at each IXP. For Djibouti Telecom’s network customers, this will deliver a significant improvement in quality of service with faster and more stable access to a large amount of French-language content.
The France-IX Internet Exchange platform interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications operators, service providers and content delivery networks that have significant traffic in France. This peering activity improves the accessibility and latency of Internet traffic exchanged between its members and thus improves the overall performance of the Internet for all users. In addition, it allows members to exchange value added services on the basis of an optimised network infrastructure.
For Djibouti Telecom's IP transit services customers, the connection to France-IX opens up an alternative route and allows them to optimise their traffic. For some destinations, it can significantly shorten data travel distance and improve response times. For the existing France-IX peering community, this new connection paves the way for additional customers and allows them to offer their services under satisfactory technical conditions. This is particularly the case for IaaS, PaaS and cloud services providers in general, based in Europe, for whom the quality of the connection between their infrastructures and the end users is paramount.