IP Transit Services
IP Transit is a service that allows an Internet service provider (ISP) to connect its network to the rest of the Internet. This is done by exchanging traffic with other ISPs through a process called peering. ISPs that provide IP transit are called transit providers.
The key features of IP Transit:
- BGP: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is used to exchange routing information between ISPs.
- ASNs: Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) are used to identify ISPs.
- POPs: Points of Presence (POPs) are locations where ISPs exchange traffic.
The benefits of IP Transit:
- Access to the entire Internet: IP Transit allows ISPs to provide their customers with access to the entire Internet.
- Improved performance: IP Transit can improve the performance of an ISP’s network by reducing congestion and latency.
- Reduced costs: IP Transit can reduce the costs of an ISP’s network by eliminating the need to peer with every other ISP on the Internet.