Extraordinary runs its own fully redundant diverse fibre connection BGP4 network (AS30827) on Juniper MX80 series carrier grade routers with direct connectivity to LINX and Tier-1 networks. Routers check all available networks and choose the quickest path. In the event of one Internet route failing, traffic is rerouted via alternative networks.
Extraordinary is a member of RIPE -the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East - responsible for IP and AS allocations.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with 500+ members and exchanging over 5 Tbps of traffic at peak times as of March 2020. Extraordinary has been a member of LINX since 2007.
GTT [formerly Tinet/Tiscali International]
Consistently ranked as one of the Top 5 networks in the world, GTT’s global network is the most interconnected Ethernet service platform. With 200+ Points-of-Presence (PoPs) complemented with 800+ partners, GTT’s network connects 55 major metropolitan markets across 24 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
CenturyLink [formerly Level(3) including Global Crossing]
CenturyLink's network spans more than 60 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region with extensive undersea facilities. It stretches 450,000 route miles of fiber, reaching 500 core network markets and approximately 170 metro markets. CenturyLink has been granted Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) status in 50 U.S. states.
Our London City Interxion datacentre's connectivity is provided via fiber link to routers in the nearby Level(3) Braham Street central London ‘super-core’, a peering venue for many tier-1 carriers.
Zayo [formerly Abovenet]
Zayo operates a well-established large network serving 297 markets in 7 countries and 45 states (+ Washington D.C.). It connects the largest U.S. and European cities, as well as many Tier 2–5 U.S. markets. It stretches 77,113 route miles, providing 5,724,000 fibre miles connectivity between 14,490 buildings, including 527 data centres, 589 carrier POPs and 7,982 enterprise buildings.
Benefits of connecting directly to some of the largest Tier-1 internet providers
Fewer Network 'Hops'
Less need to connect through a variety of networks -hence fewer potential points of failure- and increased availability of more direct routes.
The largest networks have larger quantities of bandwidth capacity available. They are less prone to performance problems and can cope more easily with network attacks or disruption.
Faster Data Throughput
High capacity networks enable your data to travel faster, resulting in faster download speeds.
Increased Diversity of Routes
Large global networks have much greater capability to re-route traffic through alternative cities should one location experience internet congestion.