GUIDE TO OUR SERVICES
Steps to application
GUIDE TO OUR SERVICES
Steps to application
Typical Application Flow
Application Process Flow Chart
STEP.1 You decide the router installation location
STEP.2 You decide which IX connection interface (ethernet standard) to use
STEP.3 You obtain an AS Number, and arrange for a circuit to your router at the IX
STEP.4 JPIX presents you with an estimate, Terms of Service, and other information JPIX
STEP.5 Apply
STEP.6 JPIX provides a technical explanation JPIX
STEP.7 Handover of IX connection JPIX
*JPIX handles Steps 4, 6, and 7. You handle all remaining steps.
*The above flow chart represents a typical application.
Installation Location of the BGP Router
We require customers to supply a router that supports Border Gateway Protocol versions 4 and 4+ (BGP4/BGP4+). The connection interface, demarcation point, and pricing may vary depending on where the router is installed.
  • Tokyo KDDI Otemachi Building, NTT Data Otemachi Building(Broadband Tower), @Tokyo Chuo Center, ComSpaceⅠ, TY2 Tokyo IBX® Data Center
  • Nagoya Meitetsucom Data Center
  • Osaka NTT Data Dojima Building, TELEHOUSE OSAKA 2, OS1 Osaka IBX® Data Center
Since a JPIX switch is installed in the above locations, connections can normally be made using in-house cabling. However, there may be cases where this is not possible for such reasons as your router’s collocation site and interfaces. Our Collocation Service is available within the KDDI Otemachi Building.
Please contact us for details.
For cases where your router is installed in a data center other than those given above.
There are cases where you may be able to use the IX service by running a leased circuit or dark fiber to a JPIX site.
Please contact a local carrier that offers these sorts of connections regarding the possibility of running a circuit to one of JPIX’s sites.
Connection Interface
You may select from among the following IX Port Services that best meet your traffic requirements.
  • IX Port Service
    100Gigabit Ethernet (100Gbps)※Interface:100GBase-LR4
    10Gigabit Ethernet (10Gbps)※Interface:10GBase-LR
    Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps)※Interface:1000Base-SX / 1000Base-LX
Available interfaces vary by site.Please contact us for details.
Until the Start of Service
Prior to submitting an application, one of our sales representatives will contact you to confirm such details as the site you wish to connect to and desired interface.
*We offer consultations even if you are at the stage of considering your IX connection options. Do not hesitate to contact us to arrange one.

Our lead time after receiving an application is usually one month (there is the possibility of it taking longer).
During this time, we expect customers to arrange for the circuit(s) and equipment they will use.
Following this, we will hold a meeting with the customer prior to the start of service, with a JPIX engineer present, regarding arrangements for the day that service starts.
When considering a connection to JPIX
please confirm the following information in advance.
  • BGP (BGP4/BPG4+),
    AS Number
    JPIX customers exchange their routing information with each other in order for traffic to flow between them through the IX. The protocols used for this are Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP4) for IPv4, and Border Gateway Protocol Version 4+ (BGP4+) for IPv6. As a prerequisite to being able to exchange routing information using BGP4/BGP4+, customers must obtain an Autonomous System (AS) number, which is used to identify service providers.

    The Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) manages the allocation of AS numbers in Japan. Please contact us for a referral to JPNIC. If you would like to consult with someone regarding BGP operations, please contact us for a referral to a consulting company.
  • Peering Negotiation Operators must engage in a “peering negotiation” with another operator to be able to peer with them. After negotiating and obtaining approval, both parties configure their routers to connect with one another. We require operators to determine a standard that prescribes the kind of parties they will peer with (peering policy).
  • Route Exchange Service Normally customers must negotiate, according to their own peering policy, a peering agreement with each customer they wish to peer with and configure their routers accordingly. By using the Route Exchange Service, customers are automatically peered with other customers using the service.
    More than 110 companies are using this service as of March 2017.