Bandmarket is a universal Service Distribution and Delivery solution, enabling endusers to connect to more potential service providers regardless of the datacenter where the provider is present. This offers endusers substantial more choise, even in more exotic datacenters, and generally much lower service costs.
Endusers can benefit from Bandmarket by being able access services from Provider in for example the Usenet News, Voice over IP, Content Delivery, Last Mile Access, Global Transit or other (new, experimental or future) communities, but it is also very usefull for accessing National or Internatonal Transport Capacity based on for example ethernet, IP VPN's or MPLS.
Enduser customer side
Port and VLAN
Enduser customers can connect to the Provider on their standard NL-ix ports (of 10 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s, or 1 Gbit/s) via an additional dedicated VLAN to the central Provider port.
Services of multiple different Providers can generally be connected on the same port.
- If you are already connected to NL-ix, you can access the Provider for free;
- If you are not connected to NL-ix yet, you pay's a modest port fee to become connected;
- The Provider normaly buys a bundle of VLAN's with it's BandMarket port, so the VLAN is normally free for you.
This means that, with Bandmarket, endusers can connect to services of Providers at no additional connection costs.
Providers can apply the Bandmarket service by connecting to a central 1 Gbit/s, or 10 Gbit/s, dot.1q multiple VLAN trunk port.
On this port, the Provider can then provide its services to many of its enduser customers via multiple dedicated VLAN's.
As almost all of our services, BandMarket services are delivered via the NL-ix Port. This port is the basic product for all NL-ix Peering and Community solutions and can also be used in combination with the NL-ix Metro Ethernet solutions.
By purchasing an NL-ix Port, most of the Peering and Community services become available for free, and/or additional Metro-Ethernet services will be much cheaper. Speeds of 100 Mbit/s, 1.000 Mbit/s and 10 Gbit/s can be provided.