The QIX's mission is to establish and operate an Internet Exchange infrastructure that meets the needs of local, national and foreign Network, Content and Internet Service Providers. The objective is to raise the peering rank of Montreal's privileged place in the Canadian and North American market.
Public bilateral peering takes place across a Layer 2 access technology, usually described as a shared fabric. An Internet Exchange Point allows multiple carriers to interconnect with other carriers across a single physical port.
Instead of negotiating with each member present, the QIX offers a multilateral peering (MLP) service free of charge via our route servers. With a single agreement / BGP session, a network can arrange instant peering with a large group of peers. MLP is recommended for new members who want traffic flowing from day one.