Russia’s Mail.Ru connects to AMS-IX via Rascom

13 September 2012 |


One of the largest internet companies in Russia, Mail.Ru Group, has connected to AMS-IX, the Amsterdam internet exchange, through telecoms service provider Rascom.

The connection will enable Mail.Ru Group to exchange traffic with any other networks connected to the platform, and improve network performance for customers.

Rascom is facilitating the connection via dedicated ports, backed by its fibre-optic network.

“Rascom perfectly meets our criteria to enhance our peering strategy. The company owns a high-tech network located both in Russia and Europe, and has years of experience with providing telecoms circuits and arranging connection,” said Pavel Zavyalov, deputy technical director of Mail.Ru Group.

"In addition, Rascom was able to connect us to the exchange point in Amsterdam more easily. One single contract was needed with this provider to connect to AMS-IX from Moscow, where we are located,”

“Thanks to the effort of our partner Rascom, Mail.Ru Group is now part of the AMS-IX community,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX.

“With this latest edition of a unique Russian network, Rascom added more diversity and redundancy to our platform and brought Mail.Ru Group closer to other international networks of interest.”