France-IX hits 100Gbps ports milestone
16 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
France-IX, a premier internet peering service provider in France, today announced that it delivered its tenth 100Gbps port last month.
"We are very pleased and proud to have reached the important milestone of ten 100Gbps ports so rapidly after their launch. This milestone highlights not only the dynamism of the interconnection market in France, but also France-IX’s maturity level, allowing an effective community aggregation and the development of new services," said Franck Simon, President at France-IX.
“From major carriers to content networks, we are helping our members to meet ever growing demand from an online content-hungry public and to expand their capacity in line with future traffic needs without being afraid of reaching saturation point.”
The first members to sign up for the 100Gbps service were OVH for France-IX Paris and Reliance Jio for France-IX Marseille. Today, a variety of leading Internet networks have chosen to increase their France-IX peering capacity via 100Gbps ports including French carriers (Bouygues Telecom), high growth international carriers (Reliance Jio), public cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft), content delivery networks (Limelight), content and hosting service providers (OVH, Online, Yahoo), as well as video game developer and digital distribution companies (Valve).
“At France-IX, we focus on how to provide our members with what they need to meet the demands of their customers, from capacity to optimal connectivity and market-based prices,” added Simon. “Our strategy for 2017 is to anticipate the Internet traffic growth and always meet our members’ expectations looking for reliable and affordable options. As a consequence, we are focusing on finding new and innovative ways to increase the density of our infrastructure while optimising our costs for the benefits of our members.”
France-IX currently has 345 members in Paris and Marseille. In March 2017, Internet traffic hit a new peak record of 800Gbps, representing a 45% annual growth. The France-IX 100Gbps ports are available in all France-IX points of presence in Paris and Marseille: Equinix-Telecity PA6 and PA7, Iliad DC2 and DC3, Interxion PAR1, PAR2 et PAR5, Telehouse 2 and 3, Interxion MRS1 and Jaguar Network MRS01. Provisioning takes on average three business days. The 100Gbps ports pricing strategy aims to satisfy the cost-consciousness of France-IX members offering a ratio of an equivalent five 10Gbps ports.
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