France Télécom S.A., through its operating subsidiaries (“FT”), operates an IP network identified with the Autonomous System Number 5511 (AS5511) and called “OPENTRANSIT”.
FT seeks to interconnect OPENTRANSIT with other IP networks on a settlement-free basis provided that traffic exchange arrangements are fair.
This peering policy describes the guidelines used by France Telecom to evaluate requests made by prospective peers seeking to exchange IP traffic with OPENTRANSIT on a settlement-free basis.
France Telecom reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to revise this policy at any time and without notice..
A candidate for a free peering relationship with OPENTRANSIT shall meet the following requirements:
· operate a nationally-deployed IP network in the countries in which it desires a peering relationship,
· operate on dedicated IP circuits of
at least OC-192 in the
· operate peering connections at speed of at least 1 gigabit per second (“Gbps”),
· open peering connections in all the
Geographic Regions where it has network. A Geographic Region is a subdivision
of a continent where OPENTRANSIT has Points of Presence. OPENTRANSIT operates
in the 3 following Geographic Regions: North and South America, EMEA (Europe – Middle
· connect on a minimum of points of connection in each Geographic Region which are:
· send/receive to/from OPENTRANSIT traffic of at least 6 Gbps in 95 percentile in the dominant direction,
● operate a fully staffed, twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week (“24x7 “)
● carry full Classless Internet Domain Routing (“CIDR”) at edge routers using BGP-4 and aggregated routes;
● register routes (routing policy) with the Internet Routing Registry (IRR) or another AS5511-recognized Internet routing registry (RIPE, ARIN, RADB etc);
● implement routes filtering at the partner’s network edge;
● provide consistent routing announcements, i.e., the same set of routes announced with the same autonomous system (“AS”) path length at all peering locations;
● not establish a route of last resort, i.e., default route, directed at AS5511;
● announce only its own customer routes to AS5511, not any routes from any of its other peers.
Meeting or exceeding all of these criteria does not guarantee that OPENTRANSIT will enter into a settlement free peering relationship. FT will evaluate a number of business and technical factors and reserves the right not to enter into a settlement free peering agreement with a candidate.
2) Free Peering Agreement provisions
● IPv6 and IPv4 are considered as a whole, thus any IPv4 peers will apply for IPv6 peering too.
● Each peering partner shall meet the following traffic requirements: (i) traffic to/from OPENTRANSIT must amount to at least 6 Gbps in 95 percentile in the dominant direction, (ii) each peering connection with OPENTRANSIT shall have a minimum load of 20 % measured monthly in 95 percentile, and (iii) all traffic must ingress and egress through peering points.
● OPENTRANSIT accepts a certain level of unbalance in the traffic exchanged with its peering partners. OPENTRANSIT calculates on a monthly basis the ratio between the average incoming traffic and the average outgoing traffic. This ratio is set at 2,5 to 1.
● Each additional peering connection shall be established in mutual interest of both parties A peering partner shall be allowed to request an upgrade of an existing connection if :
i) it has not received any written notification from FT during the last 3 months before the upgrade request informing it that the 2,5:1 has been exceeded
ii) the peak load within the same Geographic Region exceeds 60%. and,
iii) the link load exceeds 80% during the peak hours (measured in 95 percentile) during at least one month before the upgrade request.
● The peering partner shall respect the Open Transit Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This policy is designed to help protect Open Transit Internet’s customers and the Internet community in general. This policy is available following this link: http://vision.opentransit.net/docs/AUP-FranceTelecom.html
● OPENTRANSIT expects that each peering partner would not come into peering relationship with customer of the other peering partner.
● Peering relationship can be terminated by either party with thirty days written notice.
· suspension of all peering upgrade requests until the end of a 3 month period during which the OPENTRANSIT requirements are met without discontinuity,
· Suspension of any peering connection,
· Termination of the peering relationship.