Direct to the root
Backbone infrastructure is the core of high-capacity Internet connections and high network availability. That is why Openfactory operates its own backbones with the AS numbers 58299 and 49192.
Direct to the root
Backbone infrastructure is the core of high-capacity Internet connections and high network availability. That is why Openfactory operates its own backbones with the AS numbers 58299 and 49192.

Our locations in Europe include:

Switzerland

Europe

Carrier Neutral Datacenters

  • Zug
    • Datawire
    • acdalis
  • Winterthur
    • AXA Winterthur
  • Zurich
    • InterXion Sägereistrasse
    • Colo Züri
    • Equinix Josefstrasse
    • NTT (ex. e-Shelter) (Rümlang) 
  •  Solothurn
    • Data 11

Private Datacenters

  • Frauenfeld
  • Glattfelden
  • Kloten Marktgasse

Fibre Networks

  • EWZ Zurich
  • Swisscom FTTH + DSL (BBCS)
  • Swisscom Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Gas&Com Carrier Services
  • Werke Wangen Brüttisellen
  • Kloten: IBK and Campus Marktgasse & Allegra Living

Carrier Neutral Datacenters and Interconnection Points

  • Frankfurt
    • InterXion Campus Hanauer Landstrasse
    • Accelerated (Kruppstrasse)
  • Amsterdam
    • Halfweg
    • NIKHEF
  • Liechtenstein
    • Rietacker (Telefonzentrale)
    • Datacenter Schaan
    • Datacenter Eschen
  • Sweden
    • Access to Fiber Local Loops 
    • Malmö (VG4 Building)

Connections and Access to Carrier

  • Swisscom Wholesale
  • KPN Wholesale
  • DTAG Wholesale
  • Colt
  • Gas & Fiber Network Operators in Central Europe
  • Kraftringen/Telia/TDC in Sweden and Denmark

Global Transit Provider Interconnections

  • Hurricane Electric
  • Cogent
  • Liberty Global

SERVICES

Internet Access

We offer Fiber and Copper Based internet access.

Often referred to as IP Access, Direct Internet Access (DIA) or Layer3.

Simply put, you get IP Address from us through a Copper base we buy from Swisscom, German Telekom (DTAG), or best case you’re on a line that we built ourselves.

On copper access your bandwidth is limited on the distance to the next DSLAM and what technology the local carrier uses. Going from copper to fiber allows almost unlimited speeds. A 25GBIT/s switch with a single fiber line can provide 25’000 upload, 25’000 download on a single wire.

Sometimes, the fiber lines aren’t there yet, if no connections exist we will attempt to install and develop the network.
Openfactory has authority from the Swiss OFCOM to give your OTO (optical termination outlets) a proper registered number. We work with many partners to build new lines and if enough tenants/customers want our service, it’s the same price level of a regular FTTH connection. We will always try to get everyone in a building onto our network to share the financial incentive.
Everything is possible, work with us and develop a project without breaking the bank.

Access technologies include Wireless Backhaul (WiFi Technology), LTE with our own APN, DSL, Fiber, and Ethernet.

Carrier Services

Sometimes maintaining IP packets in our responsibility is not enough.
Perhaps you need: Your own unique routing policy or protocol? Or need help building your backbone? Or simply need to run internal traffic between datacenters?

Or offload everything and contract us to run your corporate network from the ground up with site to site tunnels and everything?


If you are a managed SD-WAN provider we can be a reliable partner to get your internet and MPLS Lines across countries, continents or worldwide.

We offer

  • Ethernet Point to Point or Multipoint

  • Ethernet tunnelled over 3rd Party carriers (comes with the drawback for reduced MTU, or slightly increased latency – Thanks to a software-based solution we are able to still offer you the full Frame Size

  • Encrypted Ethernet Tunnels – further increases latency, but secures your traffic. Supply your own smartcards to encrypt the traffic, we manage the infrastructure.

  • L3 VPN (Known as VRF) – depending on the customer needs.

  • Ethernet QinQ tunnels

  • Colocation and IXP Ports

  • VMs connected to IXPs for smaller networks, so you do not need to colocate routers in every country, but still peer locally.

Colocation

Many people have an NAS at their home, some even have a large one, potentially even a server in their office. These can be noisy and an eyesore, it needs to go somewhere else.
Where? Into a datacenter, this is where we can also help you. We operate our own colocation in Switzerland, we have many rented locations where we can give you your own space or rack.

contact us with your bandwidth, space, and power needs. We will arrange a good solution for your equipment. Be that in the concrete-bunker protected rocks of Switzerland, or the Arctic North of Finland, or anything in between. We’ve got you covered.

Internet Access – International

Openfactory provides internet Access directly from our backbone in

  • Switzerland

  • Liechtenstein

  • Netherlands and Belgium

  • Austria

  • United Kingdom

  • Germany

  • Sweden and neighboring Scandinavian/Nordic countries

Additionally, we work with many vendors worldwide. So say, you need internet access in Prague? Sure thing! Thanks to the awesome NOG communities in all areas of Europe and abroad, we can easily find a solution. We have access to the international Networks of Colt, Cogent, and others to name a few, everything can be arranged.

Internet Access – Wholesale

Are you an internet provider yourself and you need a line off-net?
We work with partners in every country that have access to last miles and can route it into our backbone. We can also extend that into other networks and have them give access to our lines. Handover via Ethernet, or VPDN (L2TP), even via publicly routed internet is plausable.

IP Transit

The internet is a mesh of small and big networks. All these networks have an addressing element, or a prefix. A block of IP addresses, be that IPv4 or IPv6.

All these networks have a unique identifier, an ASN (Autonomous System Number) they run BGPv4 between them and their neighbors.

In an ideal world, every network would have a physical connection to every other ASN. That would be an amount of cables in the several tens of thousands, imagine 100k2 cables needed in total… Not really something that scales from a practical standpoint not even considering the financial cost.

You could also pay someone to bring you to everyone else, Thats a carrier

Some carriers are so big, they have agreed not to charge each other that is called peering. Then there are Teir 1 carriers that don’t even have to pay anyone anymore for transit. They can reach everyone by either free peering, or getting paid for it by their customers.

Openfactory runs a Tier2 Network, we have upstream carriers that we are connected to. Right now these are within Init7, Hurricane, Cogent, Cyberlink and Meerfarbig in Germany (towards DTAG) and more. Most of our traffic goes via other cables though, and we peer at Internet Exchanges (imagine a big switch, which saves a whole bunch of these cables, IXPs are an idea to solve this exponential cable problem together with BGP)

We provide IP transit in many data centers across central Europe. For non-profits, startups, and entreprenures, we provide this under freetransit.ch as a separate project – no SLA included here.

contact us with your bandwidth needs. We can also help you to get started with acquiring an ASN and some IP space.

Projects

CH-IX

We are running an IXP together with our partners. This IXP is available in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

  • AXA Datacenter Cluster in Winterthur
  • Equinix Zurich
  • InterXion Zurich
  • Luzern Fluhgrund
  • Liechtenstein Schaan: KOL Rietacker und SupraNet Datacenter
browse to www.chix.ch for further info

Freetransit

We offer Free Transit to a few Projects

Freetransit.ch

We also are a sponsor for bandwidth and L2 on FogIXP

 

 

More details about or network

Lightning fast

Our infrastructure allows 1000mbit on copper, 1000-10000Mbit on fiber and our routers are ready for 100GBit line-cards. We also have darkfibre lines with active and passive WDM

Peer with us

We are pursuing an open peering policy and can be found on the peeringdb.

Peering locations

Public
  • SwissIX (up)
  • NL-ix (up)
  • LocIX (up)
  • CH-IX (up)
  • FogIXP (up)
  • CommunityIX (up)
  • FrysIX (up)
  • LSIX (up)
  • SpeedIX (up)
  • KleyRex (up)
  • DECIX (up)
  • Rheintal IX (planned)
  • IXPs in Sweden and & Denmark (planned)
  • Private
  • Colo Züri
  • Equinix ZRH
  • Datawire & acdalis
  • Data 11 - Solothurn
  • InterXion Sägereistrasse
  • Kruppstrasse - Frankfurt
  • NIKHEF Amsterdam
  • Our range

    Our ring in Switzerland uses the triangle Zurich, Basel, Bern, another metro ring in the Zurich area, a ring Glattbrugg-Zurich-Zug and continues to various datacenters.

    Outside of Switzerland we are present in Frankfurt, Liechtenstein, and Amsterdam. The expansion to the Nordics has been started in 2022 with the slowdown of the pandemic restrictions