LONAP is a neutral not-for-profit Internet Exchange Point based in London which has facilitated traffic interchange between its members since 1997. We operate a network of interconnected Cisco Catalyst 6500 series and Extreme X650/450/670 switches at core sites connected to each other through a diverse 10 Gbps fibre ring. We aim to provide a professionally run, uncongested peering fabric which helps lower interconnection costs between service providers and other network operators who connect to us.
The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in its service region.
The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the RIPE NCC service region.