Connecting to FIX Berlin

Connecting to FIX Berlin is intended to be a straightfoward process, open to anyone able to light a cross-connect to a point of presence.


Prior to connecting you must:

  1. Posess a registered Autonomous System number
  2. Have at least one IPv6 address range to announce (All networks connecting to FIX Berlin must support IPv6)
  3. Maintain an up-to-date PeeringDB entry
  4. Be able to connect to a FIX Berlin point of presence, with an MTU of 1500 (either directly, or as a sub-peer of an existing peer)
  5. Be willing to peer with at least two or more participants.
  6. Be willing to abide by the FIX Berlin Rules

FIX Berlin does not provide remote peering services, and does not support connectivity via tunnels. (However, if you wish to connect by purchasing transport services from another provider, that is your perogative)

Points of Presence

FIX Berlin maintains a point of presence at the following facilities:

Potential peers must be able to cross connect to the FIX Berlin rack at one of the above facilities


FIX Berlin imposes no recurring charges for connections. We may rebill our half of cross-connect fees to the customer, where applicable.

Nominal setup fees may be charged, on a cost recovery basis, for the procurement of patch cables and similar equipment.

Connectivity Specification

All cross connects are to be performed using OS2 Single-Mode Fiber, with LC/PC connectors. Optics are expected to be SFP or SFP+, with duplex or simplex LC connectors as applicable.

Typical connections will use 10GBase-LR or 1000BASE-LX optics, though other optic types (e.g. coloured optics for CWDM/DWDM applications, or BiDi optics for applications involving dimplex cross connects) can also be supported.

Peers are expected to supply their own optics (and replacements as may be needed). We may be able to supply optics on request, at cost. This is unlikely to be possible for atypical optics.


If all of the above sounds good to you, please fill our our application form