IX: The Heartbeat
of Digital Philippines
What is IX
The Internet that we use today is a network of networks. It is an aggregation of various services such as ISP, contents, and cloud. So how are they connected? The answer is simple: they are connected physically. And that is where BBIX Ph and its Internet Exchange (IX) service plays a major role.
IX allows cost reduction and low latency internet traffic exchange between ISPs, content providers, organizations, institutions, and other network operators. In other words, IX simplifies complicated connections between networks. And an IX connection point, which we BBIX Ph provide, is a place where people that want contents and people that want their contents to be used interconnect on the same platform.
What is Peering
The Internet is established by 2 types of connectivity methods: Peering and IP Transit. Peering, in the Internet society, means to gather allies and construct a cozy internet environment, where two ASs share their route with one another.
Public Peering = Connecting using IX ※this is where bbix ph comes to play
Private Peering = Direct connect using leased line (PNI:Private Network Interconnect)
The other type of connectivity method is called IP Transit, and you will be able to have the full route to connect to the internet.
Why connect to BBIX
IP Transit is connected indirectly, and we cannot know the actual route of the communication. The shortest/fastest route to the desired content is not promised, and the more traffic volume means higher cost.
Utilizing BBIX Ph not only simplifies the connections between networks, but it also provides the shortest route to necessary contents, and reduces the communication cost with a fixed IX port fee.