We offer Internet Access over Copper Based or Fiber Based Access
This is often called IP Access, Direct Internet Access (DIA) or Layer3.
Lets put it simple – what it does for you is that you get some IP Address from us – be that over a Copper we buy from Swisscom, another Copper we might buy from German Telekom (DTAG) – or even better – sometimes you are on a line that we even built ourselves.
If you’re on copper access – your bandwidth is limited on the distance to the next DSLAM – and also what technology the local carrier is using. Going from copper to fiber gets us to almost unlimited speeds. Given a 40GBIT/s switch, and a single fibre, you can provide 40’000 up, 40’000 down on a single wire.
Sometimes, the fiber lines aren’t there yet – so we need to pull fibres.
Openfactory has a number range from the Swiss OFCOM to give your OTO (optical termination outlets) a proper registered number, we work with good partners, and then we build our your building – given enough tenants want our service, it’s at the same price level of a regular FTTH connection. We will always try to get everyone in a building onto our network to give you a break in the costs.
Everything is possible, work with us and we work out a project without breaking the bank.
Access technologies include Wireless Backhaul (WiFi Technology), LTE with our own APN, DSL, Fiber, and Ethernet.
Sometimes just moving IP packets in our responsibility is not enough.
Perhaps you want to define your own routing policy? run your own routing protocol? want us to help you build your backbone? need to run internal traffic between datacenters?
Or do you want to contract us to run your corporate network, with site to site tunnels and everything?
Or are you a managed SD-WAN provider and need a reliable partner to get you internet and MPLS Lines across countries, continents or worldwide?
contact us with your bandwidth, space, and power needs. We will find a good place for your equipment. Be that in the concrete-bunker protected rocks of Switzerland, or in the Cold North in Finland – or anything in between. We got you covered here too.
Openfactory is able to provide you with internet Access directly from our backbone in
But that’s not all – we are working with many vendors, 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 something. We have access to the international Network of Colt, Cogent, and others – so everything can be arranged.
Are you an internet provider yourself and you need a line off-net?
The same way we work with partners in every country that have access to last miles and route it into our backbone – we can also extend that into another partners network and have them given access to our lines. Handover via Ethernet, or VPDN (L2TP) – even via the public routed internet is doable.
The internet is a mesh of small and big networks. All these networks have something we call an addressing element, or a prefix – in short, a block of IP addresses, be that IPv4 or IPv6.
All these networks have an unique identifier – it’s called an ASN (Autonomous System Number) – and they run BGPv4 between them and their neighbors.
In an ideal world, every network would have a cable to every other ASN. That’s going to be an amount of cables of several tens of thousands of cables, so lets run with 100k2 cables needed in total. Not really something that scales both from a practical terms (so many cables that break and break something) and also not financially.
So you could also pay someone to bring you to everyone else.
That’s a carrier. Some of these carriers grown so big, they agreed not to charge each other. That’s peering. And then there are carriers that don’t even have to pay anyone anymore for transit – that’s a Tier1 carrier. They can reach everyone by either a free peering, or even 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 others, Init7, Hurricane, Cogent, Cyberlink and Meerfarbig in Germany (towards DTAG). Most of our traffic goes via other cables though, and we peer at Internet Exchanges (imagine this like a big switch, which saves a whole bunch of these cables – IXPs are an idea to solve this exponential cable problem together with BGP)
You can get IP transit from us – we can provide this in many datacenters across central europe. For non-profits and upcoming, 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.
We are running an IXP together with our partners. This IXP is available in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.