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Membership in MINAP IXP

Posted on 10 January 2019
Membership in MINAP IXP

Milan Neutral Access Point

What is an Internet exchange point?

An Internet exchange point (IXP) is a physical location through which Internet infrastructure companies such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and CDNs connect with each other. These locations exist on the “edge” of different networks, and allow network providers to share transit outside their own network. By having a presence inside of an IXP location, companies are able to shorten their path to the transit coming from other participating networks, thereby reducing latency, improving round-trip time, and potentially reducing costs.

MINAP is a distributed Internet Exchange Point established in 2008 in Milano in the Via Caldera 21 campus.

The goal of the MINAP project is to provide no-cost ports in the campus on a physically diverse peering fabric while maintaining technical excellence.

MINAP provides free of charge to its members gigabit, 10 gigabit, 40 gigabit or 100 gigabit Ethernet ports, access to the members portal and support by the MINAP NOC.

To join MINAP you need to provide the following information to our NOC. MINAP staff reserves the right to reject any request. Please have a look at our policy section before applying.

The following information must be sent (in italian or english) to

  • Organization name.
  • Web site.
  • NOC contacts.
  • E-mail address(es) to be subscribed to the mailing list.
  • Autonomous System number.
  • IRR AS macro (as-set), if any.
  • Details of your peering policy, if it is not open.
  • The MINAP PoP you plan to connect to.
  • The speed of the port that you will connect (GE, 10GE, 40GE or 100GE).

MINAP does not provide colocation for your network equipment nor the cross-connect between your router and the MINAP switch. But if you are new to the Via Caldera campus then we can introduce you to our partners data centers.

MINAP is a “bring your own optics” internet exchange: please arrange for delivery of an SFP+, QSFP+ or QSFP28 pluggable to the operator of the PoP you will connect to.

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