I would advise to choose a better (more distinctive) name for the forum website.
also such a joint venture will be quite difficult to manage, and decision-making process
will be quite challenging.
From: Gregory Agerba <gregory.agerba(a)gmail.com>
To: swinog <swinog(a)lists.swinog.ch>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:40 PM
Subject: [swinog] Project of cooperation between Swiss ISPs
This is a short message targeting small and medium Swiss-based Internet Service
A few days ago I started reaching out a few ISPs, mostly in the region of
Zurich/Zug/Bern/Basel, to discuss the possibility of a smart collaboration in a
“cooperative” and “constructive” way.
I actually wanted to check out if there was any enthusiasm on the idea of building
together a network to reach major European Internet Exchange, buy Transit in bulk, peer
with larger networks and setup a larger DDoS mitigation service. The idea came when I saw
that many smaller ISPs deploy the same type of network, seeking the same advantages and
struggle to deploy a wider reach outside Switzerland due mostly to a lack of available
manpower or financial backing.
Amongst a more human collaboration between tenants, various cross-business opportunities,
the idea is to collaborate on:
* Establishing a privileged network of trusted companies and people
* Enhancing IP Transit Connectivity quality and costs by playing on larger value scales
* Enhancing IP Peering Connectivity by reaching various European IXs over the same
* Enhancing campus-interconnection in Zurich by lowering costs for inter-DC connectivity
in Zurich (DWDM/DF) by sharing the same infrastructure
* Build and share a larger DDoS mitigation platform
These challenges are part of day-to-day hassles that every ISPs companies have to deal.
Scepticism of a working business-model has been highlighted by various interested parties.
Other topics such as IP Transit rates erosion costs vs. high transport costs and port-fees
have been thoroughly considered too.
Therefore, for Swiss ISPs who are interested and willing to take a look, we’d like to
invite you to join our discussion board – www.swissnog.ch
– please keep in mind that this
is in no means a board affiliated with SwiNOG and that if you want to debate about it you
are most welcome to join rather than reply here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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