HGC and AMS-IX Launch New Internet Exchange in Singapore

HGC and AMS-IX Launch New Internet Exchange in Singapore

HONG KONG, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading internet exchange (IX), announce today today the launch of AMS-IX Singapore as part of their strategy to implement IX in various key locations in Asia.

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

The new carrier-neutral internet exchange point is located in the Equinix SG data center at Singapore and will allow enterprises such as content delivery networks, application providers, cloud providers and telecommunications operators to exchange Internet traffic with a multitude of networks using a single connection. This allows them to reduce their latency, increase their redundancy and reduce their peering costs. AMS-IX Singapore, alongside AMS-IX Hong Kong, are designed to serve potential partners in many neighboring countries including Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, and others. It is already attracting some launch members to join, including leading cloud service provider, IPv6 network provider and large-scale OTTs.

Singapore is at the heart of the Internet South East Asia. The tiny city-state is one of the densest metropolitan sites for colocation in the world, a major content hub for surrounding countries, and a key landing site for undersea cables. The region has seen tremendous bandwidth growth over the past two years and is expected to grow in the coming years as markets mature. In addition, the connectivity market in Singapore provides room for a new competitive Internet exchange that offers high-quality, value-for-money public peering.


The new interconnection platform of Singapore is another step in the strategic partnership between HGC and AMS-IX to expand their cooperation in the field of Internet exchanges globally. HGC is the business partner of AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago in the United States and AMS-IX Hong Kong in hong kongthe first of its kind in Asia between an Asian carrier and a Europeexchange based. The platforms have major global brands including Microsoft and Alibaba connected. Additionally, HGC plans to expand its longstanding partnership with AMS-IX and open new peering sites beyond AMS-Singapore, hong kong, Chicagoand Bay Area, particularly in the Asia Region.

“Over the past ten years, HGC and AMS-IX have worked closely together to help connect millions of businesses and users across Asia, Europe and the Americas,” says Ravindran Mahalingam, SVP International Business of HGC. “We are immensely proud of the accomplishments we have achieved together, and the launch of AMS-IX Singapore is another stepping stone in our continued quest to connect users to a reliable, scalable, and scalable infrastructure built for the metaverse era. “

“The expansion of our AMS-IX internet exchange portfolio comes at a time when we have seen remarkable growth in traffic and the number of connected networks over the past year. It is also one of the major initiatives of edgeX by HGC, a comprehensive set of services brings together digital infrastructure and ICT solution under one roof for businesses operating within the edge computing ecosystem,” adds Tam CliffHGC Senior Vice President of Global Data Strategy and Operations, International Business.

Onno BosAMS-IX International Partnership Director: “With this expansion, HGC and AMS-IX show their commitment to improving the Internet by increasing connectivity through public peering. AMS-IX members, customers and the Internet community by Singapore will benefit from wider options for interconnecting in the metros of Asia thereby optimizing latency and cost and dramatically improving the user experience.”

More information about AMS-IX Singapore here

About AMS-IX
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral member-based association that operates several interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in amsterdam has played a crucial role at the heart of the Internet for over 25 years and is one of the world’s largest Internet traffic hubs with over 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic. Connecting to AMS-IX assures customers such as ISPs, telcos, and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed efficiently, quickly, securely, stable, and cost-effectively. This allows them to deliver low latency and engaging online experiences for end users. AMS-IX interconnects over 1000 IP networks worldwide.

AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile interconnection points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and 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 telecommunications operator and ICT solutions provider. The company has an extensive network and infrastructure in hong kong and abroad and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with operations on 5 continents. It provides telecommunications infrastructure services to other operators and serves as a service provider to businesses and households. The company provides comprehensive telecommunications, data center, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, enterprise and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fiber optic network, five cross-border telecommunications routes integrated into top-tier telecommunications operators on the continent China and connects to hundreds of world-class international telecommunications operators. HGC is one of that of Hong Kong largest Wi-Fi service providers, operating more than 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in hong kong. The company is committed to investing in and further enriching its current infrastructure and, at the same time, 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 America, Europe and some fast-growing economies.

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



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