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General Guidelines

This document sets WWZ Telekom AG ("WWZ") Policy for Settlement-Free Interconnection with Internet Networks, also referred to as "peering". WWZ regularly updates its Policy and maintains the current version of its Policy on the WWZ website at www.wwz.ch/de/peering. WWZ reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time.

WWZ strives to provide premier direct Internet access to all customers. To accomplish this, WWZ has developed this Peering Policy to provide guidelines for the selection of interconnection candidates that wish to peer with WWZ. Interconnection candidates are based upon, among other things, costs, port availability and bandwidth capacity at particular locations, and the overall strategic benefit WWZ will experience with the connection. Compliance with the technical and operational requirements in the Policy does not guarantee a peering relationship with WWZ. Requests for peering with WWZ Internet Networks are handled on an individual-case basis. For the purposes of this Policy, an Internet Network must be a single Autonomous System ("AS").

Interconnection candidates wishing to initiate discussions with AS-TELEZUG regarding potential establishment of new settlement-free peering should contact peering@wwz.ch with their requests, including evidence of meeting all criteria listed in the policy below. The criteria involving traffic measurements must be met by a prospective peer for three consecutive months. Potential peers will be contacted within a reasonable timeframe to discuss their requests.

Network Operation

WWZ applies ingress filters towards its customers, which prevent the injection of packets with spoofed source addresses. It is expected that peers take similar precautions to protect its own and their peers' networks. WWZ reserves the right to implement packet filters on its border routers to protect customers from malicious traffic, misconfiguration, and abuse of network capacity. Any outage or impairment to peering session which is identified by the remote network operator is to be reported to the WWZ NOC as soon as it is identified. Peers technical staff for network operations shall be reachable by 7x24 hours. Appropriate contact information will be made available among the parties. The peers mutually agree to the publication of traffic statistics concerning the peering connection. The peers agree to adapt the capacity of the connection(s) over time so that the offered load can be handled at low packet drop rates. WWZ will continue to monitor the development of the Internet and traffic conditions and make appropriate changes in this Policy as the Internet continues to evolve.

Peering Points

IPv4 and IPv6 Peerings are welcome at EQUINIX Zurich (CH), SwissIX Zurich (CH), DE-CIX Frankfurt (GER) and AMS-IX Amsterdam (NL):

  • SwissIX:, 2001:7f8:24::77
  • DE-CIX Frankfurt:, 2001:7f8::2275:0:1
  • AMS-IX Amsterdam:, 2001:7f8:1::a500:8821:1

Routing Configuration

The peering allows exchange of traffic between defined sets of IP networks. The networks of WWZ are described in the RIPE database (AS macro). Peers set of IP networks must be defined in the same way (RIPE database). BGP-4 is used to exchange routing information between the peers. The peering does not include the right to transit traffic from peer to third peers' networks through WWZ. The peers must not use static routes to point to each other's network, except where necessary for setting up the BGP connection.

Zug, August 16th 2016