Budapest Internet Exchange taps Nokia to support 400G interconnection, peering services

July 17, 2023
The modernization will allow BIX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to 800GE as new bandwidt

BIX (Budapest Internet Exchange) has deployed Nokia’s 7750 SR IP edge routing platforms for BIX spine router network modernization, which will enhance high-speed IP connectivity to BIX’s clients in the Central Europe and Balkans regions. BIX provides internet peering services from its regional POPs in Budapest and Vienna.

The Nokia SR platforms, with FP5 silicon, provide BIX scalable capacity that can support 400G today with a path to 800GE in the future. The FP5’s 800GE capability will support the upgrade from 400GE interfaces, enabling BIX to meet future needs sustainably and at lower cost.

Nokia’s system design innovation, combined with the Service Router Operating System (SR OS), ensures improved network speed, flexible capability and reliability in the 7750 SR system for deterministic scaling of capacity, along with extending the life of the deployed systems.

“Nokia and its IP solutions were the natural choice to help us modernize our spine router platform, enabling us to address the growing demand for capacity and provide an improved experience to our members in a very sustainable way,” said Attila Miszori, president of the board, Council of Hungarian Internet Providers (owner and operator of BIX). “BIX members will benefit from significantly higher speed interconnection with low latency and high reliability at the main BIX locations.”

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