NJFX partners NetIX for LATAM and Europe interconnections

NJFX partners NetIX for LATAM and Europe interconnections

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NJFX is expanding the reach its global ecosystem into the Latin America (LATAM) market leveraging its partnerships with global digital infrastructure providers, NetIX, a Europe-based carrier class Ethernet exchange.

Through its partnership with NetIX, NJFx customers will be able to take advantage of Tier 3 data centre capabilities along with increased connectivity options.   In addition, NJFX will allow businesses to connect to Europe through NetIX’s peering point of presence (PoP).

“NJFX has become a strategic east coast hub for LATAM connectivity to and from the US and Europe, while providing true diversity from Florida as a point of failure,” said Felix Seda, general manager at NJFX. “We are proud to have such strategic partnerships and further leverage abilities to provide Seabras-1 capacity to and from LATAM into the NJFX cable landing station campus; as well as IP transit services for local and international Internet breakout connectivity at NJFX and Sao Paolo, Brazil.”

NJFX’s colocation facility provides access to the Seabras-1 subsea cable system, which links the US directly with Brazil. This means that enterprises can connect from NJFX to business hubs in Latin America. Additionally, Brazilian ISP’s can ride on Seabras-1 capacity to NJFX, whereby they can interconnect with NetIX and take advantage of its robust European reach. In addition, NetIX can bring its peering infrastructure from Europe, into the US and on to the LATAM market.

The NetIX network currently connects 20+ IXPs, serves more than 100 members, reaches nearly 5,000 direct peers in 28 data centres and delivers close to 500Gbps of traffic. NetIX’s reach will now extend from Europe to the US and down to Latin America using Seabras-1.

The news follows an announcement made in February by NetIX, which confirmed that it would enter the US market for the first time by launching a new point of presence at the NJFX colocation campus.

At the time the company said that, it was aiming to gain a foothold in the US market, where around a quarter of all of the world’s networks are concentrated, to offer peering services to American carriers.