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Bojan Vene & Aljaž Vajda

Carriers Director & IP/MPLS Network specialist, Telekom Slovenije

Telekom Slovenije is the leading Slovenian provider of advanced communications solutions. It is an incumbent operator and offers the full range of consumer and wholesale fixed and mobile broadband and digital content services, alongside system integration and cloud computing services. We talked to Bojan Vene, International Carriers Director, and IP/MPLS Specialist Aljaž Vajda, who manages the Core Network.

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Alin Stefansecu

Global Network Solutions Architect, M247

NL-ix provides a platform covering multiple countries and this gives access to ISPs and CDNs across Europe. For us this is lower value than private peering but higher value than other IXPs.

 

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Jan Gilla

CEO, Level 66

We monitor the routes, speed, flow and interconnections constantly, with pings, and the RIPE Atlas service. We also use Elastiflow, which measures which traffic goes through which interfaces on your routes with good graphic renderings, so that you can map the current route and play with other options. The difference the NL-ix connection makes is very clear - you can count all the connections that got better.

 

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Bojan Vene & Aljaž Vajda

Carriers Director & IP/MPLS, Telekom Slovenije

Interview

Increasing Efficiency @ NL-ix Frankfurt

Telekom Slovenije is the leading Slovenian provider of advanced communications solutions. It is an incumbent operator and offers the full range of consumer and wholesale fixed and mobile broadband and digital content services, alongside system integration and cloud computing services. We talked to Bojan Vene, International.

Carriers Director, and IP/MPLS Specialist Aljaž Vajda, who manages the Core Network.

Q: When and why did you connect to NL-ix in Frankfurt?
Bojan: At first the discussion was about opening a new interconnection in Frankfurt to add a backup partner for content providers there by opening up parallel peering sessions.
Aljaž: At first the discussion was about opening a new interconnection in Frankfurt to add a backup partner for content providers there by opening up parallel peering sessions.

Q: What impact has your connection had on your network/customer networks?
Bojan: The overwhelming impact was efficiency, in terms of both cost and resilience, but soon new opportunities arose as well. The connection to NL-ix provided us with efficiencies with our existing peers – the ones we were already peering with in Frankfurt – and at the same time helped us reach new networks.
Aljaž: Yes, as well as creating backup sessions with the peers we had already found ourselves moving some sessions with existing providers to NL-ix. And we also quickly discovered that there were new opportunities to offload traffic from Transit to peering over NL-ix with new content providers – networks that were not present on DE-CIX.

Q: Is it possible to quantify any of those impacts?
Bojan: Yes, certainly on the financial side. We achieved 30% greater cost-efficiency compared to our previous set-up based on the difference in port fees. But we are not talking about big numbers here, and quality of user experience is really the key. On the commercial side we enjoyed better IP connectivity. We have the best and most advanced network in Slovenia and that means we also want to provide the best customer experience and the best quality IP mix. Connecting with NL-ix enabled us to eliminate delays and improve availability and that is what keeps the customers happy.
Aljaz: We also gained some network management efficiencies thanks to the NL-ix Route Server Configurator tool. As with other tools, it’s easy to graphically check how much traffic we exchange with a specific AS on our chosen exchanges, but it’s also much quicker to set up a new peer. You just set up a new BGP session by checking the peer’s port (box) and peering goes live in a few clicks. This is very efficient for non-selective peering.

Q: Do you think the growing number of networks connecting to NL-ix Frankfurt is an indicator of any broader trends in the market? If so, what?
Bojan: For NL-ix in Frankfurt I think the growth has been due to having so many partners with content that businesses like us need. Also supporting a high quality and efficient end-user experience. The Covid data surge is definitely an accelerator but these underlying trends were there already.
Aljaz: Well, everything online is definitely changing faster due to Covid. We’ve definitely seen a huge growth in traffic – across global partners and so on. This can create an issue as it builds but we can set up direct peering with the big content providers, and there have been no major traffic quality issues so far.

On a scale of 1-5 (5 as the strongest), what would you say were the strongest drivers for connecting with us?

Cost-efficiency

30% greater cost-efficiency

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(3/5)

Traffic growth with existing peers

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(3/5)

Improved IP connectivity by peering with new unique networks

Not immediately apparent but quality of new content peers became an important factor

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(4/5)

Greater redundancy/reliability

Important for quality, but we also have upstreams in case peering fails so we have some fallback

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(4/5)

NL-ix’s automated route server configurator tool

NL-ix’s automated route server configurator tool

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(4/5)

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