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 45 connected networks.
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. technical maintenance and accounting. FICIX is a member of Euro-IX (registered to Netherlands) which gathers over 70 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 different IXPs which are not interconnected together. All three IXPs have also root-server mirrors. FICIX sites:
FICIX1 at Espoo Innopoli and Telia Helsinki Datacenter, 1G, 10G and 100G ports available, root-server: I
FICIX2 at Helsinki Pasila and Equinix HE7, 1G, 10G and 100G ports available, root-servers: K & J
FICIX3 at Oulu, 1G and 10G ports available, root-server: J
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 Membership section.
The IXP video by Euro-IX
This video was commissioned by Euro-IX in collaboration with NETIX, CATNIX, BNIX, Netnod, TOP-IX, AMS-IX, INEX, LINX and NIX.cz