Singapore and Hong Kong-based enterprise and carrier-class connectivity solutions provider, Pacnet, announced on Tuesday (November 20) its connection to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). According to its executives, the new connection enables them to "peer with over 500 networks in the AMS-IX community, which includes Internet Service Providers, cloud and hosting companies, mobile and content providers, telecommunications carriers, Voice over IP providers, [as well as] gaming and social media networks."
According to the President of Managed Services at Pacnet, Jim Fagan, his company's arrangement AMS-IX is meant to enhance the performance of connections running between Asia and Europe across its networks. This is Pacnet's second peering point in Europe; the first being the London Internet Exchange, which was connected to last year.
"As the gateway between Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, we are seeing a growing amount of Europe-Asia traffic traversing over our networks. Establishing this peering relationship, we AMS-IX enables us to interconnect directly with more European IP networks and accelerate the Internet performance between Europe and Asia, improving the end-experience in both regions," Fagan said on November 20.
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