HGC and AMS-IX go live with a new Internet Exchange in Singapore

HONG KONGMay 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a full-fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX), today announce the launch of AMS-IX Singapore as part of their strategy to deploy IXs in several key locations in Asia

From left to right: Peter van Burgel, CEO of AMS-IX;  Ravindran Mahalingam, Senior Vice President International Business of HGC

From left to right: Peter van Burgel, CEO of AMS-IX; Ravindran Mahalingam, Senior Vice President International Business of HGC

The new carrier-neutral Internet Exchange is located in the Equinix SG data center in Singapore and enables companies such as Content Delivery Networks, Application Providers, Cloud providers and Telecom Carriers to exchange Internet traffic with many networks over a single connection. This allows them to lower their latency, increase their redundancy and lower their peering costs. AMS-IX Singapore is co-designed with AMS-IX Hong Kong to serve potential partners in many neighboring countries, including: AustraliaCambodiaIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaPhilippinesVietnamSouth KoreaThailand, and others. It is already attracting some startup members to join, including a leading cloud service provider, IPv6 network provider, and hyperscale OTTs.

Singapore sits at the heart of the internet in South East Asia† The small city-state is one of the world’s densest metro locations for colocation, a major content hub for surrounding countries, and a major landing stage for submarine cables. The region has seen tremendous bandwidth growth in recent years and is expected to grow in the coming years as the markets mature. In addition, the connectivity market in Singapore provides scope for a new, competitive Internet Exchange that offers high-quality and value-for-money public peering.

Collaboration

The new interconnection platform in Singapore is another step in the strategic partnership of HGC and AMS-IX to expand their Internet exchange collaboration worldwide. HGC is the commercial partner for AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago in the US and AMS-IX Hong Kong in Hong-Kongthe first of its kind in Asia between an Asian airline and a Europebased exchange. The platforms connect the world’s leading brands, including Microsoft and Alibaba. In addition, HGC plans to expand its long-standing partnership with AMS-IX and open new peering locations beyond AMS-Singapore, Hong-KongChicagoand Bay Area, especially within the Asia region.

“Over the past decade, HGC and AMS-IX have worked closely together to connect millions of businesses and users around the world. AsiaEurope and America,” says Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC Senior Vice President of International Business. “We are extremely proud of the achievements we have achieved together, and the launch of AMS-IX Singapore is yet another springboard in our ongoing quest to connect users with a reliable, scalable and future-proof infrastructure designed for the metaverse era .”

“The broadening of our AMS-IX Internet exchange portfolio comes at a time when we saw remarkable growth in traffic and the number of connected networks last year. It is also one of the key initiatives of edgeX by HGC, a comprehensive suite of services brings digital infrastructure and ICT solution together under one umbrella for companies operating within the edge computing ecosystem,” adds Cliff TamHGC’s Senior Vice President of Global Data Strategy & Operations, International Business.

Onno BosInternational Partnership Director AMS-IX: “With this expansion, HGC and AMS-IX demonstrate their commitment to improving the Internet by increasing connectivity through public peering. AMS-IX members, customers and the Internet community in Singapore will benefit from wider options to connect in the metros of Asia optimizing latency and costs and significantly improving the user experience.”

Learn more about AMS-IX Singapore here

About AMS-IX
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in Amsterdam has played a vital role at the core of the Internet for more than 25 years, and with over 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) peak traffic, it is one of the largest Internet traffic nodes in the world. Connecting to AMS-IX enables customers such as Internet service providers, telecom companies and cloud providers to route their global IP traffic in an efficient, fast, secure, stable and cost-effective manner. This allows them to provide end users with low latency and engaging online experiences. AMS-IX connects more than 1000 IP networks in the world.

AMS-IX also operates the world’s first mobile peering points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX), and the Internetwork Packet Exchange (I-IPX) interconnection points.

More information: www.ams-ix.net

About HGC Global Communications Limited

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong-Kong and international telecom operator and supplier of ICT solutions. The company has an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong-Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 foreign offices, with operations on 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure services to other operators and acts as a service provider for businesses and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data center services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates a comprehensive fiber network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one mainland telecom operators China and connects to hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong largest WiFi service providers, with over 29,000 WiFi hotspots in Hong-Kong† The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure while adding the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focused on energy, utilities and transportation in North AmericaEurope and selected high-growth economies.

For more information, visit the HGC website at: www.hgc.com.hk

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