FICIX, Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange association, is the biggest Internet exchange point (IXP) in Finland. Since 1993 FICIX has provided neutral and reliable IP peering facilities for its members. As an registered association, Ficix is a non-profit organisation with currently 28 members.
FICIX operates as an association governed by Finnish association law. Operations are lead by annually elected trustees and carried out mainly by outsourced service providers, ie. techical maintenance and accounting.
FICIX is a member of Euro-IX (registered to Netherlands) which gathers up 78 IXP's from different countries around the globe.
Significant Finnish Internet service providers as well as International organisations are members of FICIX. Our objective is to develop constantly growing Finnish Internet and provide high-speed and high-quality IP traffic exchange facilities.
FICIX operates at three (3) different locations which are not interconnected together.
All three locations have also root-server mirrors. FICIX sites:
FICIX1 at City of Espoo, 1G and 10G ports available, root-server: I
FICIX2 at City of Helsinki, 1G and 10G ports available, root-server: K
FICIX3 at City of Oulu, 1G and 10G ports available, root-server: J
Traditionally Finnish Internet traffic has nearly doubled every year in FICIX's history. The level of Finnish Internet traffic is high compared to country population or compared to Central Europe IXP's in general.
FICIX welcomes IP service and content providers to join and route IP traffic efficiently within Finland and further expand the connectivity and robustness of Internet as a whole.
Information about joining, pricing and operations can be located on the New Member section.
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