OI partners with local, national and global carriers to provide IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access services to clients and downstream customers.
This multi-homed Border Gateway Protocol –BGP– internet offers blended tier 1 carrier services that are consistent and reliable, whether it’s supplementing current existing capacity as a backup, or acting as the primary gateway to the internet.
The IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access services are priced per megabit per second per month, using a 95e percentile burstable billing scheme; pay-as-you-go, in addition to the monthly interconnection fees –if any-.
Services are delivered over internet exchange points, private network interconnects, and GRE/EoIP tunnels compliant with OI‘s strict Service Level Agreements, within 5 work days. The minimum service term is 1 month.
Physical connections and transport beyond OI‘s on-net colocation facilities are delivered over leased dedicated circuits or VLANs from 3rd party carriers covering the planned service location, within 4 to 6 weeks. The minimum service term is 1 year.
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What is BGP IP Transit?
IP transit is a service that allows outbound and inbound traffic of a customer network to cross/transit a provider network to and from the rest of the global public internet.
IP transit consists of the following bundled Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) elements;
– The advertisement of OI‘s customer routes to other ISPs, thereby soliciting inbound traffic towards the customer from them –and the rest of the global internet-; and
– The advertisement of other ISPs’ routes –and the rest of the global internet– to OI‘s customers, thereby soliciting outbound traffic from the customer towards these networks.
Brad Gregory Senior Product Manager at Equinix explains the difference between IP transit and IP peering in this blog post.