09 August 2017

Dedicated 100Gbps ports are now available at AMS-IX Hong Kong to cope with increasing Internet traffic

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AMS-IX Hong Kong, a collaboration between Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), today announced that users will now be able to connect with the Internet Exchange via dedicated ports with a capacity of 100Gbps.

AMS-IX Hong Kong has upgraded the platform to cope with an increasing demand for bandwidth and a growing number of customers. It also runs a successful mobile peering platform offering Inter-IPX services to IPX providers. The availability of dedicated ports with a capacity of 100Gbps helps peering members including mega over-the-top (OTT) players, Internet content providers, Internet service providers, content delivery network service providers, global public cloud providers, global IP service providers and digital media providers meet ever-growing demand for Internet traffic.

Extensive network coverage in Asia enables customers to reach potential mobile networks
HGC provides peering members with rich Asian contents and routes to reach potential mobile networks in multiple countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, India, Korea, Australia and Hong Kong via the world-class Internet peering platform AMS-IX Hong Kong.

Jesse Robbers, Chief Commercial Officer of AMS-IX said: “Connected parties can access AMS-IX Amsterdam directly through AMS-IX Hong Kong, where combined both internet exchanges boosts 850+ connected parties. As a result of the growing number of connected parties, AMS-IX Hong Kong reached a new traffic peak of 33 Gbps with a connected capacity of 284 Gbps in July 2017.”

He added: “Adding up the presence of some important players like content delivery networks, content providers and digital media distributors which explains the increase of capacity. We believe these are great achievements. We also find it important to invest and expand the platform in order to keep up our position as a top Internet Exchange.” 

Connected throughout the world via AMS-IX Inter-IPX peering platform
Andrew Kwok, President of International and Carrier Business of HGC, said: “HGC’s Hutch-IPX enables mobile network operators to reach their roaming partners including CK Hutchison’s mobile affiliates via our extensive coverage. This has made AMS-IX Hong Kong an attractive Internet peering platform for IPX partners, mobile network operators and OTT players looking to interconnect in Hong Kong and Amsterdam.”

AMS-IX Hong Kong offers an inter-IPX peering platform tailored to local market conditions. The service offers a place where regional and neighbouring IPX networks can efficiently link to one another and cover more territory via AMS-IX Hong Kong. HGC, Belgacom ICS (BICS) and Deutsche Telekom were among the first batch of global IPX providers to connect to the Inter-IPX platform. 

AMS-IX Hong Kong, the first Internet Exchange platform in Asia between an Asia-based carrier and a Europe-based exchange, was launched by HGC and AMS-IX in 2012. The collaboration allows users in Asia to access extensive Internet networks via a single platform, while users of AMS-IX in Europe can extend their capacity in the Asia Pacific region. 

About Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading fixed-line operator, IT service provider, carrier’s carrier and one of Hong Kong’s largest-scale Wi-Fi service providers. HGC empowers local and overseas customers with one-stop international, corporate, data centre and residential broadband services. HGC owns and runs an extensive optical-fibre network, coupled with four cross-border routes integrated with three of mainland China’s tier-one telecoms operators, plus a world-class international network. The company is committed to developing cloud computing services and offering high-speed Wi-Fi service under the “HGC On Air” brand. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (stock code: 215), a group member of CK Hutchison Holdings (stock code: 1).