The InterLAN Internet Exchange interconnection platform addresses any entity who owns a data network and who is interested in interconnecting with the other networks on the platform. They can be dixed and mobile Internet access service providers, network operators, content service providers, social media platforms, educational networks, financial-banking institutions, internet domain name service providers, state institutions, mass-media institutions etc.
To connect to the Internet Exchange platform, it is necessary to conclude an interconnection agreement. The physical connection can be realized in data centers in which InterLAN has points of presence in Bucharest, Constanta, Timisoara or Craiova. In order to realize the data traffic exchange it is necessary to own an autonomous system number (AS number), the communication being realized through the BGP protocol (Border Gateway Protocol).
Active equipment that allow connection to the InterLAN infrastructure has available copper ports with speeds of 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps and optic fibers with speeds of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps, respectively. The availability of the ports depends on the equipment installed in the collocation center in which the interconnection is performed.
In order to increase the interconnecion capacity, two or several ports of the same capacity can be aggregated. They must be connected to the same network equipment using the “port channel” technology.
Any traffic participant is free to initiate direct BGP sessions with any of the other participants, based on mutual agreements, with a Layer2 InterLAN infrastructure.
The BGP session with Interlan route-servers is not mandatory as it is offered in order to facilitate interconnection with the other present participants. Each participant can have his own peering policy.