What is an IPX?
The IPX is an interconnect service that is offered by a variety of carriers on a competitive basis but with common agreed technical specifications and using consistent commercial models. The managed network environment is traffic engineered to support specific IP services at specific quality levels.
The IPX solution is a premium quality solution that promises error free delivery of traffic whilst offering the flexibility to apply an appropriate level of quality as demanded by each different class of service.
For Service Providers and users alike, security is of vital importance. The commercial and technical design of the IPX has been developed and tested to offer a great deal of protection on many fronts.
- Commercial agreements give protection to all players – those connected to the IPX agree to sign up to a security code of conduct and a trusted community is created
- The IPX is not addressable from the Internet – which makes attacks much more difficult
- Individual operator traffic is segregated – thus localising any security breaches
- End user terminals have no visibility of the IPX – so they are unable to probe the core networks involved in the management and delivery of the IP services