SGIX launches PoP in STT GDC’s colocation facility in Singapore

16 July 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) is partnering with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to launch a new point of presence (PoP) in STT Tai Seng 1.

Christopher Street NEW STT GDC 200x200STT Tai Seng 1 is located in Eastern Singapore currently serves the Singapore and Asia Pacific markets. The PoP will enable STT GDC customers to peer with its members and benefit from improved traffic routing performance and lower internet traffic exchange costs.

“SGIX continues to strive and promote efficient exchange of Internet traffic with the objective of lowering interconnectivity costs and improving our peering members’ network performance. We are pleased to partner STT GDC, one of the global leaders in the data centre industry by extending our service coverage into one of its carrier-neutral data centre in Singapore, STT Tai Seng 1. This exciting partnership re-iterates our ongoing effort in bringing cost efficient Internet peering services across the country,” said Patrick Scodeller, chairman of SGIX.

In turn SGIX’s services are now available to STT GDC’s customers across its six data centre facilities in Singapore via metro links. SGIX has close to 100 members comprising global carriers, Internet service providers, content and social networking services, gaming and technology companies and content delivery networks. The news comes as the two companies attempt to improve internet connectivity in Singapore.

“Efficient and reliable network connectivity is now a vital business driver, as sluggish speeds and downtimes can quickly result in financial and reputational losses. The advent of latest technologies like internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AIT) further escalates the critical need for reliable and efficient data flows. With the addition of SGIX’s PoP in STT Tai Seng 1, our customers can now gain more quality network options and accelerated business interactions to our customers within a state-of-the-art infrastructure and scalable platform equipped for their businesses today and tomorrow,” added Chris Street, group chief marketing officer at STT GDC.

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In April, STT GDC partnered with Ticon, a developer and provider of industrial properties in Thailand, to launch a new data centre in Thailand.