WHAT IS PEERING?

Peering is a process by which two internet networks connect and exchange traffic. It allows them to directly hand off traffic. Peering is distinct from transit, the more usual way of connecting to the internet.

WHY PEER?

Peering can keep traffic local and improve performance. It enables more control over external paths and can easily adjust routing to avoid problem network segments. Peering can also be a more cost effective solution.

WHAT ABOUT PRIVATE PEERING?

If you believe the amount of traffic between your network and PSBA is likely to exceed available bandwidth of our 1Gbps peering connection at the Cardiff IX, we would be happy to discuss the feasibility of direct peerings at suitable points.

PSBA PUBLIC INTERCONNECTION POINTS

PUBLIC INTERCONNECTION 1WELSH GOVERNMENT PSBA
Location LINX – Cardiff IX
BT Stadium House
5 Park Street
Cardiff
CF10 1NT
AS NumberAS202519
IPv4 Address of BGP Peer195.66.228.8
IPv6 Address of BGP Peer2001:7f8:4:4::3:1717:1
Speed of Connection1 Gbit/s

HOW DO I APPLY TO PEER WITH PSBA?

All applications should be made via email to Chris.Price@gov.wales

CONTACT US

If you are interested in joining PSBA or to find out more information, please e-mail PSBA.new.connection.enquiries@bt.com and a member of our dedicated team will be in touch.