What are CN2, CMI, and BGP routes?
When choosing the type of server route, you often hear terms like CN2 route, CMI route, and BGP route. Different routes may be suitable for different application scenarios, and making decisions without understanding their meanings may lead to mistakes.
BGP route is a protocol used to exchange routing information in the Internet, commonly known as Border Gateway Protocol. New Sky Interconnect’s data centers provide multi-route BGP solutions, enabling dual-route interconnection or multi-route interconnection.
In simple terms, providing multi-route BGP means that the data center collaborates with different ISPs and bandwidth providers. When providing high-speed connectivity networks to customers, it can intelligently switch data from multiple internet service providers, effectively avoiding single point failures and preventing service interruptions when a network route fails. Therefore, BGP routes may include CMI routes and CN2 routes, among others.
CMI stands for China Mobile International Limited, and CMI route, as the name suggests, refers to the line that goes through China Mobile’s routing. If the data center is connected to CMI route, customers can quickly access China Mobile’s network.
Along with the CMI route, CN2 route is also mentioned. CN2 stands for China Telecom Next Carrier Network and is divided into CN2 GIA and CN2 GT. It provides channels for connecting to the three major telecommunications operators in China, allowing fast connections to major provinces in mainland China. Using CN2 route is like driving a car on a smooth highway without traffic lights, enjoying unimpeded access. CN2 routes have the characteristics of low latency and low packet loss.
Among them, CN2 GIA offers faster and more stable speeds, with rare occurrences of network congestion. It is priced higher compared to CN2 GT.
Reputable Hong Kong server providers generally equip CN2 routes to optimize access speed to mainland China. New Sky Interconnect maintains long-term partnerships with telecommunications operators and provides networks with ample redundant deployments. We offer CN2 route servers to provide businesses with fast, stable connections, low latency, and high bandwidth.