Provider Spotlight: LONAP


What is LONAP?

The London Access Point (LONAP) was first established in 1997 as a “not for profit” Internet Exchange Point for London.  LONAP is an acronym of the LONdon Access Point.

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How does LONAP benefit Fraction Servers?

As a LONAP member, (AS42831) we are able to exchange traffic with a growing list of fellow LONAP peers and ISPs.  We currently exchange routes with here include Amazon, Sky UK, BBC, Twitter and many more.  By peering at an internet exchange point (IXP) we reduce the amount of traffic we need to send through our upstream providers, reducing latency and increasing bandwidth to networks that we peer with here.

LONAP provides connections from 1Gbps to 100Gbps to its members, with the option for members to achieve even faster connections by bonding additional multiple ports. LONAPs fast switch fabric and inter-site links ensure the lowest latency possible to other peers on the exchange.  The high levels of performance are achieved through a core network of Arista switches with dual power supplies and by using fibre interconnects between sites.

The LONAP exchange is fully IPv6 enabled meaning we can peer with other networks using both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, the exchange also offers route server facilities meaning members have visibility of all prefixes of other members that utilise the route servers.