Welcome to Free IX, an Internet Exchange that bridges the divide between the French, Italian and German speaking parts of Switzerland. It is Free in both common meanings of the word.

  • Until further notice our 10GbE ports are free of cost.
  • Private Interconnects between any of sites are permitted.

With a physical point of presence in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano, and built in partnership with IP-Max, we are the first IXP to offer countrywide peering and interconnect services in a single platform.

If you’re interested in joining Free IX, please send a mail to info AT free-ix DOT net.

See our information on PeeringDB for more information.

Joining requirements:

  • Have a public Autonomous System from the RIPE region
  • Have up-to-date PeeringDB and RIR Whois information
  • Have at least one IPv4 /24 and IPv6 /48 to announce
  • Able to use the route servers available
  • Only send traffic to destinations advertised by BGP on the Peering LAN
  • Will not advertise or export the Free IX prefixes externally

Current Points of Presence:

  1. Safehost SH1 Geneva (Chemin du Pré-Fleuri 20, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates)
  2. NTT Zurich (Hofwiesenstrasse 54, Rümlang, Zurich)
  3. Bancadati Lugano (Centro Galleria 2, 6928 Manno)