SwissIX and Anapaya partnership overview

Anapaya builds a global B2B focusing network based on SCION (Scalability, Control and Isolation On Nextgeneration networks), a next generation inter-domain routing protocol fit for the 21st century developed by researchers at ETH Zurich and Anapaya over the past decade. SCION replaces BGP for enabled-Service Providers.

The Anapaya offering helps businesses to meet the growing requirements for reliability, security, performance, and compliance in the digital economy caused by the exponential growth of interconnected machines, devices, and people.

Anapaya develops the software technology that powers this next-generation internet and brings it to the market through ecosystem partners and its own network. The global network formed by Anapaya and the partnering ISPs is named the SCION-Internet.

Due to the automatic fail-safe pathing and the ability to lock certain regions or locations from data transmission, the SCION network is more reliable and secure than traditional networking solutions for users around the world. In short, the SCION-Internet provides:

  • More secure connections, totally immune to routing attack like traffic hijacking.
  • Enhance business continuity, thanks to multipathing and protection against DDoS attacks.
  • Policy-based path selection and geofencing to avoid certain jurisdictions and retain data sovereignty.
  • Increase of productivity with  performance selection per application

Through Anapaya Systems, SwissIX participants will be able to enjoy several SCION-centered benefits, such as:

  • Free standard support for SCION, 8am to 5pm CET (excluding public holidays in Switzerland / Zurich).
  • Free tutorials to use SCION on SwissIX infrastructure.
  • A yearly free technical workshop entitled “getting SCION running”.
  • A yearly free recommendation on moving from local transit to local bi-lateral peering connections.
  • SCION-ports will be chargeable as of 1st January 2024. Up to 31-December 2023, the first SCION-port has been provided for free to support the market entry over 4 years.
  • One Time Setup Charges (OTC) apply for SCION ports as for regular peering ports.
  • Backup SCION-ports: Service fee applies as for primary service (no free backup!).
  • SCION VLANs can be provided over a regular Access Port if there is enough capacity available.
  • Aggregated traffic of all ports must stay below 80% (peak) of the total capacity of all paid ports and as stated in the connection agreement.
  • Termination: Services and/or ports must be ceased with 30 days notice period ahead of the end of the invoice period (year, semester) per email to, no early termination (commercially) is accepted.
  • Reselling of VLAN services by members and participants is prohibited.
PORT Speed Port Access Fee (MRC)SCION Service BandwidthSCION Service Fee (MRC)Total Fee payable
to SwissIX
1GCHF 200.00 per month1GCHF 200.00 per month
10GCHF 200.00 per month1Go10G
95/5 percentile
CHF 50.00 per monthCHF 250.00 per month
10GCHF 200.00 per month10GCHF 150.00 per monthCHF 350.00 per month
billed per semester.

SCION Participants you can be found here: current SCION Peering participants.