[menog] RE: [ncc-regional-middle-east] Peering

Tariq Husain TariqH at gatewaygulf.net
Sun Aug 5 09:32:40 GMT 2007

Dear All,

We read with great interest the emphasis highlighted by many in the recent emails on setting up a regional IX.   This is a great forum and there a lot of developments in the region surrounding this topic.    

With our first facility based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, we are very well positioned to address the changing market and meet the critical criteria - one of which is to be carrier neutral and promoting full transparency.    Watch our space before the end of the year when we are fully operational.   www.gatewaygulf.net 

Kind Regards,

Tariq Husain
Gateway Gulf

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: fahad at 2connectbahrain.com 
  To: Philip Smith 
  Cc: menog at menog.net 
  Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 2:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [menog] RE: [ncc-regional-middle-east] Peering

  True as long as they allow for peering free and allow other transit providers there. Considering landing station owners are also in the transit supply business, this will be very difficult!

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  -----Original Message-----
  From: Philip Smith <pfs at cisco.com>

  Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 13:10:05 
  To:Fahad AlShirawi <fahad at 2connectbahrain.com>
  Cc:menog at menog.net
  Subject: Re: [menog] RE: [ncc-regional-middle-east] Peering

  Hi Fahad,

  Fahad AlShirawi said the following on 3/8/07 08:24:
  > God I am way behind in my emails....

  Keep up, keep up!! ;-)

  > Amjad, we had Flag discuss the IP pops with us during the last MENOG.
  > However, this is operator specific: Flag. Not carrier neutral. This won't
  > help with IX propagation or peering. It's more of a transit business. If
  > they aggregate regional traffic, it's so they'll have a better transit case
  > not because they'll allow us to swap traffic.

  Well, I think it actually would end up being a win-win for both
  localised peering at an IXP, and for the transit business. Certainly
  seems to be win-win most other places around the world.

  Local IXP has lots of ISPs peering with each other (peering = zero cost
  exchange of local routes). And if these ISPs want to get transit
  somewhere (transit = paying someone to carry your routes/traffic), then
  a transit provider or few being present at those IXP locations means
  they can serve that need.

  If there are lots of IXPs, then the transit providers (plural) provide
  the paid transit between the ISPs participating in the various IXPs.

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