New Internet Exchange Aims to Accelerate Internet Growth Throughout India.
AMS-IX and Sify today announced the launch of AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral, open Internet Exchange (IX) in Mumbai, India.
“India is one of the world’s fastest growing internet markets,” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “The growth is being accelerated by 4G adoption, large content players establishing a footprint in India and the supportive policies of the government.”
Considered the country’s gateway to the internet, Mumbai was chosen as the initial location for the AMS-IX India exchange, enabling enhanced accessibility to some of India’s largest data centers. The IX builds upon the successful formula of AMS-IX in Europe, which has grown into the leading IX in the world. The exchange in Mumbai is ready for orders as of today.
AMS-IX India is a collaboration between the India based Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service provider, Sify, and the European based AMS-IX. Customers will be able to connect to the IX via dedicated ports with speeds of multiple 1Gbps or 10Gbps. AMS-IX India will serve as a neutral and independent peering platform with unrivalled quality, offering both private and public peering services at carrier-grade level to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Content Providers (ICPs), and telecom operators. By connecting to the exchange, content providers and eyeball networks can exchange their internet traffic and benefit from reduced latency and costs.
“We are already seeing a major interest in this new exchange throughout the marketplace,” comments Raju Vegesna, Chairman of Sify. “We believe that the establishment of this exchange will create the optimal ecosystem for acceleration of internet adoption in India, while simultaneously supporting the Digital India initiatives. The open nature of AMS-IX India will provide all content and internet service providers a truly global standard.”
“AMS-IX is able to contribute to the success of this IX by bringing its know-how and experience in building and maintaining neutral and independent internet exchanges,” adds Mr. Witteman. “We are very pleased to partner with Sify, as they add a wealth of local knowledge.”
To connect to AMS-IX India, click here.