As a member driven not-for-profit association, WAIA makes it a priority to deliver a range of services that provide the best possible benefit for our member community.

As part of successful expansion, IX-Australia peering services will move to price parity across all exchanges in the IX-Australia network, effective for September services. This means 1GB peering will be reduce from $500 (ex. GST) per month to $350 (ex. GST per month) and 10GB peering will reduce from $800 (ex. GST) to $550 (ex. GST) per month in VIC-IX and QLD-IX.

“As a not-for-profit association we look for ways to provide the best services at the lowest possible price,” said WAIA Treasurer Paul Arch. “We are pleased to announce a price reduction in Victoria and Queensland, bringing our prices in line across the entire IX-Australian network.”

“This shows great value for money for those peering in Victoria and Queensland and we expect to see many of our peers look at this as an opportunity to expand and upgrade.”

Our current pricing structure can be seen here.

If you would like to upgrade your peering please contact Technical Manager Joe Wooller on or phone 1300 653 132.

Tim Nagy from Juniper Networks presented a talk at the WAIA special meeting on “Defining your NBN Service Offerings” following the WAIA Special General Meeting held in April.

Tim’s talk was very technically focused around the overview NBN Connectivity mechanics. His presentation stepped through choosing a subscriber termination type, automating subscriber connections and sample BNG builds compatible with NBN. Tim also covered advanced topics such as CoS and billing integration.

“Many members who attended found that Tim’s presentation to be very technically informative and brought awareness of integral service provider NBN components,” said WAIA Executive member Pawel Mrugalski.

Tim’s talk focused on the technologies around the NBN services and showcased a number of Juniper product technologies that will meet the required applications needed to enable carrier services within the NBN.

Juniper presented a door prize a lucky few winners with a SRX100 Juniper router.

WAIA would like to thank Juniper and Vizstone on the presentation and their continued support of the Association.

A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here

Defining Your NBN Service Offerings

Tuesday 2 July, 2013

IX-Australia expands to Sydney

The WA Internet Association (WAIA) announces the launch of the fifth peering point in the IX-Australia network with NSW-IX now live.

NSW-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, initially available within Equinix SY1/SY2 in Mascot.

NSW-IX is part of the highly successful IX-Australia network with peering exchanges in Western Australia (WA-IX), Victoria (VIC-IX), Queensland (QLD-IX) and South Australia (SA-IX).

“Expanding our network to New South Wales was the next logical step for IX-Australia” said IX-Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “As the operators of one of the longest running Internet Exchange Points in Australia, we thoroughly understand peering services and the needs of our members. We are excited to bring these services to New South Wales.”

“WAIA is delighted to add this new service for our existing members and welcome new members,” said WAIA President Richard Keeves. “As a member owned and operated not for profit, WAIA is able to provide reliable and stable peering solutions for our members across Australia.”

“Our strengths lie in providing commercially neutral, carrier independent and ISP independent services.”

“WAIA has been operating exchanges for more than sixteen years and has a proven track record in the industry.”

WAIA welcomes foundation peers AARNet, Anticlockwise,, Cloudfare, Highwinds, RWTS, Simtronic, Virtutel, Vocus, Yahoo, and Zettanet; and provisioning peers Akamai, Amazon Web Services, Cachefly, Google, iiNet, Microsoft, Over the Wire, Primus, Service Australia and Service Elements.

A full list of IX-Australia participants is available at

WAIA invites all interested parties to join NSW-IX. During the start up phase of the exchange participants will incur no costs from WAIA for the duration of the pilot phase of the exchange.

For further information on NSW-IX or any of the IX-Australia peering points please contact IX-Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 1300 653 132 or or visit