New Participant Joining Instructions

This following is a step-by-step guide aimed at network operators who wish to connect to the Uganda Internet eXchange Point. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

  1. Acquire public IP address space and an Autonomous System Number (ASN) from AFRINIC or another Regional Internet Registry (RIR).

  2. Introduce yourself and signal your intent to connect by sending us a message through our online contact form. Please include some basic data about your organization and network (including its ASN).

  3. Submit a signed copy of our New Participant Memorandum of Understanding either by e-mail (preferred) or by post to our mailing address.

  4. Meet with us to tour our facility and discuss deployment plans.

  5. Extend your network to our facility either by laying fibre to our premises, installing a wireless radio link on the building roof, or using a third party infrastructure service provider (e.g. Google ProjectLink). We have rack-space available for peering related equipment within our facility so long as it complies with the relevant guidelines listed in the New Participant Memorandum of Understanding.

  6. Connect your network to our peering LAN. We will assign your network to a specific switch and port(s) once you reach this stage.

  7. Register your key network engineering staff in our biometric security system. This will require a brief meeting at our facility.

  8. Send us emergency NOC contact details and a list of e-mail addresses which we can add to our private technical mailing list. Once you have been added to the mailing list, we encourage you to introduce yourself and your network to the community.

  9. Configure a BGP session with our route servers and/or work to establish bilateral BGP sessions with other networks at the exchange.