Pacnet announced today that it has expanded its network reach in Europe by connecting to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the largest Internet exchange in the world.
"As the gateway between Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, we are seeing a growing amount of Europe-Asia traffic traversing over our networks," said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services, Pacnet. "Establishing this peering relationship with AMS-IX enables us to interconnect directly with more European IP networks and accelerate the Internet performance between Europe and Asia, improving the end-user experience in both regions."
The connection to AMS-IX enables Pacnet to peer with over 500 networks in the AMS-IX community, which includes Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cloud and hosting companies, mobile and content providers, telecommunications carriers, Voice over IP (VoIP) providers, gaming and social media networks.
"Pacnet's connection to AMS-IX is a win-win for the digital communities in both Europe and Asia Pacific," said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "Telecommunications carriers, service providers, as well as business and consumer customers in both regions will now benefit from the improved network performance and redundancy."
The connection to AMS-IX is Pacnet's second peering point in Europe. In 2011, Pacnet established its peering presence at LINX (London Internet Exchange) in London. Pacnet operates a leading IP network with a backbone capacity of over 400 Gbps and extensive peering arrangements with some of the world's largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Its suite of IP solutions include Pacnet IP Transit, which enables ISPs, Internet Content Providers (ICPs), Content Delivery Network (CDN) operators and mobile operators with high-availability and low-latency IP transit services to reach their target audience.
Pacnet is Asia Pacific's leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions for enterprise, service provider, and carrier customers. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to 23 data centers -- including its facilities in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney -- gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers throughout the region including Japan, China, India, and the United States. Combined with a complete set of services for managed data, private line, hosting, co-location, and content delivery, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including many of the Fortune 1000. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
AMS-IX -- Amsterdam Internet Exchange -- is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam - The Netherlands since the early 1990's. AMS-IX interconnects more than 520 IP networks, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The traffic peak of the interconnected networks is more than 2 Terabit per second (Tbps). The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two Internet Exchanges abroad -- AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and CAR-IX, soon to be AMS-IX Caribbean on Curacao. http://www.ams-ix.net
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