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Who can use the service?
From the Wholesale point of view, the reference market is made up of: Telco Operators, Internet Service Providers (ISP), Web agencies, Application Service Providers (ASP), Content Providers, Mobile Content Providers.
In particular, “typical” customers offer their customers IP services such as hosting, Data center voip, xdsl services, Cloud, and therefore hosts e-commerce, home banking and online newspaper sites, where having broad visibility (TIM customer base) with a set of qualitative parameters is an enabling factor for the business.
Description of the service
IPLOOK is an IP Bandwith service with direct access to the TIM customer base, definition of quality parameters (rated values) and assurance SLAs. It is the entry level service to introduce the concept of QoS (Quality of the service).
Transit to other OLOs and to the Big Internet is excluded from the offer.
It consists in establishing an eBGP (external Border Gateway Protocol) session between the TIM network and customer network.
IPLOOK Customers is ensured the visibility of the AS3269 aggregates, the AS of the Customers and/or of the internal networks (Data Centers, TIN, TIM,…) and lastly the Customers with public ASs.
The IPLOOK service satisfies the need to minimise latency in exchange of data, by creating a direct access between the network of an OLO/ISP and the TIM network.
It is a level 3 (networking) service which requires , as a prerequisite, a level 2 gigabit ethernet connectivity (datalink), from the customer's premises to the EDGE node of the OpB network. The IPLOOK service satisfies the need to minimise latency in exchange of data, by creating a direct access between the network of an OLO/ISP and the TIM network, as well as offering SLA in terms of assurance.
Visibility of the TIM customer base can also be achieved via the big internet but direct access, a characteristic typical of IPLOOK, minimises the number of hops achieving better performances in terms of service availability, latency and packet loss between the customer network and TIM network.
The default service profile is a balanced one (outgoing bandwidth of equal dimension to the incoming bandwidth).
If requested, the service can be profiled in unbalanced mode, advisable if Web-oriented type services need to be supported, in which the use of bandwidth in access is typically unbalanced in the upstream direction (in transmission from the customer's premises towards the network). With this type of customisation, the bandwidth configured for transmission is greater than that for reception. This solution is the one that performs best when there is the need to transmit web page contents optimising the cost/benefit ratio. Requests for profiles other than the default on must be appraised during the feasibility study.
The TIM Opb network, where the service is available, has 32 POPs distributed all over the Italian territory.
If customers do not have IP addresses, that is they do not have their own Autonomous System, they can also request assignment of IP addresses (for IPv4 subject to verification of availability).
No preparatory services are provided.
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The services described above are intended exclusively for:
A Wholesale customer, having purchased the Cloud service (White label), has solved the need to improve the Cloud performances (in particular with regard to uploads) by purchasing an IPLOOK too. The discriminating characteristics for benefitting from purchase of IPLOOK are: