HGC, AMS-IX strengthen US peering

HGC, AMS-IX strengthen US peering

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HGC Global Communications Limited and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) are working together to enhance services for customers in Chicago and the Bay Area.

As a result, those connected to the AMS-IX Chicago and Bay Area Internet Exchange – i.e. Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others – can now exchange with a multitude of networks via a single connection, enabling telecom carriers, ISPs and OTTs to offer low latency online experiences to the more than 300 million internet users across the US.

“We are excited about the strengthened collaboration in AMS-IX US which marks an important milestone to serve ever-increasing interconnection growth globally. HGC’s premium edge digital infrastructure expansion has seen a boost in deployments to capture new eyeballs, a trend that is not set to slow down,” said Ravindran Mahalingam (pictured), SVP International Business of HGC.

Under the partnership, Customers connected at AMS-IX Chicago and Bay Area will benefit from HGC’s edge facilities and globally meshed network infrastructure. Both exchanges will be integrated in HGC’s global digital infrastructure, which enables peering members in both Chicago and Bay Area to reach more than 130 locations all over the world via HGC’s telecom hubs in Los Angeles and New York.

Peering at AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX Bay Area, which builds on the neutral and proven success model of AMS-IX in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will help customers from the U.S., Europe and Asia to enhance their network efficiency and expansion in a flexible and value-for-money manner.

Further, HGC will serve as the commercial partner and exclusive global sales and marketing arm for AMS-IX US, with AMS-IX controlling the technical and operational management of the exchange and offering expertise on peering, network monitoring capabilities, and operations support.

Peter van Burgel, CEO at AMS-IX added: “This extension of our partnership is a new step in our evolving relationship with HGC, who has demonstrated great commitment to delivering neutral and high-performance connectivity solutions throughout the world. We are really pleased with this extension of our partnership and will continue to serve and bring value to our customers at AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX Bay Area.”

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