Public peering

Public peering is the central service offered by the NAP.

Operators connect their Border Routers to the NAP technological platform, which works to assures mutual visibility to all adherents on a single public VLAN.

Public peering agreements are implemented for free Internet traffic interexchange among NAP adherents owning at least one AS and having IPv4 address space.

They are based on the BGP4 protocol and do not provide transit service.

Private peering

Private peering is an added value service of the NAP .

Private peering agreements are implemented on private VLAN, allowing reciprocal visibility exclusively to those concerned.

In order to calculate the effective bandwidth usage, the private peering traffic is added to the public peering traffic.

Rates and fees

Rates and fees (VAT not included) updates 2020.

Access Interface Nominal Band Monthly Fee
A GE 100 Mbps € 100
B GE 1 Gbps € 300
C * 10 GE 2 Gbps € 500
D * 10 GE 10 Gbps € 700
E ** 100 GE 50 Gbps € 2.500
F ** 100 GE 100 Gbps € 3.500

* Tranceivers used by VS-IX are SR or LR type. The use of other types of tranceivers must be defined separately.
** One-off activation fee of 2000 euros for LR4 or SR4 transceivers. Other transceiver types must be agreed separately.

Description Annual Fee
1 1/3 rack with 250W power supply 1500
2 1/3 rack with 500W power supply 2000
3 1/2 rack with 500W power supply 2500
4 60x60 footprint with 500W power supply 4000
5 60x80 footprint with 500W power supply 5000
6 30x60 footprint - no power supply 1000
7 30x60 footprint with 250W power supply 2000

Colocation prices include patching facilities

Extra energy consumption must be agreed between the parts

Each NAP participant has to pay anticipately to the University of Padua Centro di Ateneo per la Connettività e i Servizi al Territorio - VSIX:

  • annual participation fee
  • annual fee for the nominal bandwidth
  • annual fee for the colocation

At the participant's charge:

  1. connection expenses to the NAP
  2. configuration of own devices