Networks wanting to peer with OPAQ must have the following:

  • Publicly routable ASN
  • Publicly routable address space (at least one /24 of IPv4 and/or one /48 of IPv6 space)
  • ASN record completed in PeeringDB
  • 24×7 NOC contact capable of resolving BGP routing issues
  • Minimum traffic requirements as below
  • Traffic requirements – public peering

OPAQ generally does not have a minimum traffic requirement for public peering (subject to any specific market conditions).

OPAQ prefers to establish direct BGP sessions for traffic exchange instead of utilizing route-servers, where possible.

 

Traffic requirements – private peering

For networks with sufficient traffic (generally above 2 Gbps), OPAQ prefers private peering via datacenter cross connects using 10G LR.

 

Routing policy

In general, peering sessions with AS25885 will advertise all OPAQ and downstream customer routes originating in the applicable market.

At times, local infrastructure requirements or constraints may result in a more limited set of routes being advertised via AS25885.

 

Maximum prefixes

We suggest peers set a max-prefix of 500 (IPv4) and 100 (IPv6) routes on peering sessions with OPAQ.

 

PeeringDB

OPAQ’s PeeringDB entry can be found at https://www.peeringdb.com/net/2416