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The latest Rezopole activity report

on Wednesday, 07 July 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The latest Rezopole activity report

"As you all know, 2020 will have been a pivotal year as we have validated the merger of Rezopole with France-IX, and we are now France-IX Lyon.


This choice has been carefully considered throughout the year 2020, with you, our members, the Rezopole team and the Board of Directors.


This choice will allow us to pursue and develop our know-how around the Internet network, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and throughout France.


I would like to thank in this last "Annual Review" all those who believed in the Rezopole project and supported us despite the difficulties:

  • Thanks to the founders of Rezopole, all pioneers and passionate about the Internet!
  • Thanks to the members of the office (volunteers) who spent many evenings all these years to help us grow,
  • Thank you to the team in Lyon, who kept Rezopole running 24/7,
  • Thanks to the public authorities for their indispensable financial support,
  • And thank you to all of you, our members, for whom we have created Rezopole in order to develop the industry.


See you at a future event."


Philippe Duby,

Former President of Rezopole

Vice President of France-IX





 Read the report





Only 10 days left!

on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Only 10 days left!

You have until Friday 2 July to answer the satisfaction survey about your experience at France-IX Lyon. The opinion of each Premium member is essential to enable us to constantly improve our services and quality.


Sharing your opinion won't  take you no more than 10 minutes to complete and you could win one of the pairs of Bluetooth headphones.



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RezoLink 2021

on Thursday, 01 April 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

RezoLink 2021



"You are holding in your hands the 2021 edition of RezoLink, the directory of interconnected players on the IXPs of Lyon, Grenoble and Annecy, bringing together the network and telecom experts of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. You will also find the local authorities and associations that are partners of France-IX Lyon.

More than 2000 copies of this new edition have been distributed, listing operators, ESNs, hosting companies, public and private players, making it an essential information tool and the Internet & Telecom reference for the region's economic players.


The most perceptive will have noticed the presence of the France IX logo in our pages. Indeed, since December 15, 2020, Rezopole has become France-IX Lyon. This new entity, born from the merger of Rezopole and France-IX, completes a structure already strongly established in Paris and Marseille. At the end of your RezoLink, you will (re)discover the map of all France-IX PoPs.


Enjoy your reading,

The France-IX Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes team "









France-IX and Rezopole are merging

on Thursday, 14 January 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

France-IX and Rezopole are merging

By merging with France-IX, Rezopole is entering a new stage in its development. The aim of this project is to capitalize on the financial, human, commercial and technical resources of both entities. This merger proves to be a very good opportunity for the future for both parties.

You can consult the various legal documents below:


France-IX Administration
List of members

Rezopole Administration
List of members


Rezopole parent company financial statements
Fiscal 2017

Rezopole parent company financial statements
Fiscal 2018

Rezopole parent company financial statements
Fiscal 2019

Intermediate situation
of Rezopole on 30.06.2020


Minutes of the board of directors
of Rezopole of 13.10.2020

Minutes of the board of directors
of France-IX of 15.10.2020


Absorption Melting Treaty
of Rezopole by France-IX

Draft contribution contract Value Report APA Remuneration Report






5 minutes chrono !

on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

5 minutes chrono !

Rezopole's bi-annual satisfaction questionnaire is getting a new look; a more targeted questionnaire for a faster response time. The opinion of each Premium member is essential to enable us to improve our services and quality in order to prepare 2021 under the best auspices.


To answer this questionnaire, concerning the connection and/or the services they benefit from at Rezopole, each member uses the link sent by email. This survey usually takes no more than 5 minutes.

And for Christmas, to combine business with pleasure, a superb JBL loudspeaker can be won by drawing lots. Good luck to all of you!





The time of the survey

on Thursday, 19 November 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The time of the survey

The opinion of our members is essential to enable us to improve our services

and our quality in order to always serve them better.


This is why we conduct a survey every six months with each Premium member. In order to answer this questionnaire, concerning their connection and/or the services they benefit from at Rezopole, each member uses the link sent by email on November 17th. This survey usually takes no more than 10 minutes.


And, finally, to combine business with pleasure, a goodie can be won by drawing lots. Enough to end the year well together.







Press release

on Thursday, 12 November 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Press release



This merger will allow both entities to leverage their mutual areas of expertise in order to bring always

more value-added services to their members.


Paris, 14 January 2021 – France-IX, one of the leading IXPs (Internet Exchange Points) in Europe, announced it has completed a merger with Rezopole, the biggest regional Internet Exchange Point in France. This combination is part of France-IX's growth strategy of expanding to national and French speaking territories and strengthening its services portfolio. It will also allow Rezopole to expand further by building on France-IX’s financial, human and technical resources. The combined entity, which will operate under the France-IX name, intends to consolidate its position of leading multi-service interconnection platform in France with a strong positioning on the national territory to deal with international competition.


France-IX is the premier provider of Internet traffic exchange services – also called Peering – in France, offering public and private interconnection services through its carrier and data centre neutral exchange points in Paris and Marseille. Within a few years, France-IX managed to federate the key national and international Internet players on its platform and today counts over 400 members. On the other hand, Rezopole has more than 100 members connected in Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and offers a wide range of services beyond peering services.


“France-IX and Rezopole are non for profit associations based on member subscription, initially created  to build communities and services around interconnection with the very different players of the Internet  ecosystem” says Christian Kaufmann, President of the France IX board. “This merger is based on a  common DNA and will benefit both parties and all their members. 95% of the France-IX members and 94% of the Rezopole members have indeed massively approved it when they voted at our last General Meeting. This is a new step taken today reflecting our will to continuously develop the Internet community  in France”.


Toward an expansion on the national and French-speaking territory


France-IX has a deep knowledge of the French Internet industry and intends to share this expertise with  the entire global ecosystem. After having federated a great number of international players, the group indeed wants to focus on the French market and consolidate its French-speaking contents which are key  to its local and international members. The strategic location of Rezopole in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (Lyon, Grenoble and Annecy) is a first step towards achieving this goal.


For its part, Rezopole will be able to rely on France-IX’s expertise and infrastructure, its sales force and its solid financial position, and access the biggest national and international Internet players.


In the long term, the new entity will aim to pursue its expansion in strategic cities where the infrastructure already exists, as well as consolidate its presence in the overseas territories and French-speaking countries.


A multi-service platform dedicated to its members


In order to strenghten its role of leading multi-service interconnection platform in France, the merger will allow France-IX to expand its range of services by leveraging on Rezopole’s portfolio and expertise, which includes hosting, NAP, training, consulting and managed services as well as industry promotion. The  combined entity will intend to bring quality integrated and complementary services to all members, especially toward corporate enterprises and international customers. It will thus be able to best meet the needs of organisations seeking to optimise their costs and Internet connection as part of their digital transformation.


Franck Simon, President of France IX Services, says: “Considering our expansion objectives both in terms  of services and geographic coverage, it was today essential for France-IX to take a further step forward.  The merger with Rezopole is perfectly aligned with our growth strategy, which aims to enhance our services offering dedicated to enterprises and expand our territorial footprint while focusing on our real  strength, the French-speaking contents.”


Philippe Duby, President of Rezopole, concludes: “We are convinced that this merger is synonymous with  sustainability. It is a logical continuation for Rezopole who will leverage France-IX’s technical expertise to  keep offering its local services to all the members of the new entity, while pursuing its development on the French market.” Philippe Duby stands as a candidate to join the new Board Committee of France-IX whose members will be all elected next January, 29th.



To consult the various legal documents, click here.





The 2019 activity report is online

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Posted in Archives Rezopole

The 2019 activity report is online

 "This text is written in Covid-19 confinement, which shows the enormous impact of the Internet in our daily lives, and its importance in helping us to continue our activities in telework or tele-education.


Exchange nodes such as those managed by Rezopole have a very important role in these periods of increased traffic. The first 100 Gbps client was set up on LyonIX at the very beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.


Looking back at 2019, the following highlights, detailed in the report, are worth noting:

  • Migration of the core network to a new, latest-generation 100 Gb infrastructure,
  • Securing links (redundancy) and BGP routing,
  • Opening of new POPs related to their potential for new members,
  • Reinforcement of the interconnection with the Swiss IXPs (CIXP & SwissIX),
  • Survey on Telecom needs in the Alps with local players,
  • First 24/7 BGP outsourcing services.


The IXP market is transforming towards increased service provision, and Rezopole will continue its transformation in 2020 to adapt to this evolution.


Thank you for your interest in our activities, I hope you enjoy reading. »


Philippe Duby,

President of the Rezopole Association





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IXPloration #21 : we are waiting for you !

on Thursday, 02 May 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole

IXPloration #21 : we are waiting for you !

Rezopole is pleased to invite you to the next IXPloration on Thursday 16 May at the Centr'Alp Business Park, 347 Avenue Aristide Bergès in Voreppe.
This completely free event will be an opportunity for you to discover GrenoblIX, the IXP / NAP of Grenoble.

Thus will be detailed during this morning:

- the IXP part, which improves Internet exchanges between users in a territory, reduces telecom costs, and secures and optimizes the network thanks to the multiple routes offered.

- the NAP part, which provides connected members with direct access to the operators present and their offers. We buy or sell any type of Telecom service with great flexibility.


9:00 am - 9:30 am : Welcome over coffee
9:30 am - 11:30 am : Presentation of GrenoblIX :
                         - Economic and technical advantages
                         - Connection solutions
                         - Questions and Answers





The 2018 Activity Report is online

on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

The 2018 Activity Report is online

In this document, you will find a retrospective of our actions and events in Rezopole over the past year. Among the information to remember: the opening of a new IXP in Annecy, named AnnecIX, with two members already in place; the arrival of new members such as the major content provider Akamai; the achievement of Datadock certification allowing support for the training courses offered by Rezopole; and of course the must-see Aperezo events held in Grenoble last June and November. Much more information is detailed in this new annual report.

We invite you to download it in pdf format from this link.

Have a good reading!






IXPloration 16 is sold out!

on Thursday, 15 November 2018 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives LyonIX

IXPloration 16 is sold out!

The session on November 21st was full! The meeting is scheduled with our network expert for this morning dedicated to improving Internet exchanges thanks to LyonIX infrastructures.


As a reminder, the program:


9h00 – 9h30 : Welcome over a coffee

9h30 – 10h30 : Presentation of LyonIX :

                         - Economic and technical advantages

                         - Connection solutions

                         - Questions and Answers

10h30 – 11h30 : Visit to a LyonIX Point of Presence


For those who couldn't register, don't panic!

Another session is already scheduled for December 13rd.






In 2019 Rezopole disrupts access to the HSBB!

on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

In 2019 Rezopole disrupts access to the HSBB!

Rezopole boosts peering with a radical new pricing model!

Rezopole has decided to push access to 10 Gbps Very High Speed Internet by introducing a single rate on IXP and NAP ports, from 1st January, up to 10 Gbps for all its PoPs!

This proactive decision aims to boost the Very High Speed Internet market by making 10G access accessible to all HSBB users and players (regional, national and international) working in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

LyonIX, GrenobliX, AnnecIX, the IXPerts of Very High Speed

The new chosen rate is €2400/year for the first port (IXP or NAP), an affordable price allowing Rezopole to guarantee a 24/7 premium service to its members.

And in order to encourage usage and redundancy, the following ports are 50% discounted, whether for peering (Internet flow exchange, CDN access and various caches - IXP port) or to access the Telecom Services Marketplace (Internet transit & Cloud + other services provided between members - NAP port).

Our other pricing conditions remain unchanged, you will find all the details in the 2019 price list which can be downloaded at the following address:




How does Internet work ?

on Monday, 25 June 2018 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

How does Internet work ?

[French article]


Contrairement à ce que beaucoup imaginent, Internet ne flotte pas dans l‘air. Il existe grâce à des câbles, datacenters et IXP contrôlés par des entreprises. Francesca Musiani, chargée de recherches au CNRS, explique pourquoi il est nécessaire de comprendre ces rouages afin d’être un internaute avisé.


La spécialiste des architectures de l’Internet nous présente dans une vidéo diffusée par Treize Minutes les dessous d’un monde encore trop méconnu. Les infrastructures réseaux font en sorte que leur fonctionnement reste discret, si bien que l’on ne prend conscience de leur existence qu’au moment où Internet atteint ses limites, qui sont bel et bien matérielles. Pourtant, il est primordial de mieux conceptualiser cet outil du quotidien, qui est bien plus tentaculaire qu’il n’y paraît.



Voir la vidéo



En effet, elle soulève le fait que les diverses infrastructures Internet sont sous le contrôle d’entreprises qui poursuivent leur intérêt propre. Un fait qu’il faut bien comprendre, notamment en cette période où la protection des données personnelles et la manipulation de l’information sont au cœur de tous les débats.


Dans un article de Libération rédigé par Amaelle Guiton, Francesca aborde le sujet du projet de loi sur la lutte contre les « fake news ». Pour elle, l’essentiel du problème ne réside pas dans l’émetteur de ces fausses informations, mais dans le fonctionnement-même des grandes plateformes sur lesquelles elles sont diffusées.


Leur modèle économique leur permet de propager des informations plus rapidement que tous les autres supports, qu’elles soient réelles ou infondées. Ainsi, une solution serait de rendre plus transparente l’activité de ces émetteurs de contenu. Par l’intervention d’entités tierces ciblant l’origine systémique du problème, Francesca espère pouvoir le résoudre sans bouleverser tout le fonctionnement des grandes plateformes. De plus, elle estime que le monopole de l’information en ligne par certaines entreprises est aussi une des sources du problème, qui pourrait être palliée par l’émergence de nouveaux acteurs. Des pistes de solutions intéressantes à découvrir dans cet article.



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Sources : Treize Minutes, Libération, Amaelle Guiton.

Publication of the RezoLink 2018!

on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 Posted in Archives Rezopole, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives LyonIX

Publication of the RezoLink 2018!

Find the directory listing the players interconnected on our IXPs and the network and telecom experts in the region. We're welcoming back the Gold members, also present in this edition. Available free of charge in paper version on request and on the website in PDF format.







A paper version is distributed in 2000 copies by mail or at our events. If you wish to have the paper version, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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