HGC and AMS-IX extend collaborations to strengthen peering network experience in the United States

HONG KONG, Oct. 19, 2021 / 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 global leader in Internet Exchange (IX), today announce that they are expanding their partnership to AMS-IX Bay Area and AMS-IX Chicago in the USA.

Customers connected to the AMS-IX Chicago and Bay Area Internet Exchange have the ability to exchange Internet traffic with a multitude of networks using a single connection. This enables companies such as ISPs, OTTs, and carriers to deliver low latency and engaging online experiences to the more than 300 million internet users in the United States. AMS-IX Chicago and Bay Area customers include companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

As part of this partnership, HGC will be the business partner and the exclusive global sales and marketing arm for AMS-IX US. AMS-IX will control the technical and operational management of the exchange and will offer its expertise on peering, network monitoring capabilities and operational support.

Customers connected to AMS-IX Chicago and Bay Area will benefit from HGC’s edge facilities and mesh network infrastructure globally. Both exchanges will be integrated into HGC’s global digital infrastructure, which allows peering members in both Chicago and Bay Area to reach over 130 locations worldwide through HGC’s telecommunications hubs at Los Angeles and new York. Through concerted efforts, peering at AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX Bay Area, which builds on the neutral and proven success model of AMS-IX in Amsterdam, netherlands, will help customers from USA, Europe and Asia to improve the efficiency and expansion of their network in a flexible and cost-effective manner.

“This extension of our partnership is a further step in the evolution of our relationship with HGC, which has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing neutral and high performance connectivity solutions around the world. We are truly delighted with this extension of our partnership and will continue to serve and add value to our customers at AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX Bay Area, ”said Peter van Burgel, CEO of AMS-IX.

“We are excited about the enhanced collaboration within AMS-IX US, which marks an important milestone in serving the ever increasing growth of interconnection globally. The expansion of HGC’s state-of-the-art digital infrastructure has resulted in accelerated deployments to capture new eyeballs, a trend that is not set to slow, ”says Ravindran Mahalingam, SVP International Affairs of HGC.

“HGC and AMS-IX have had a long-term collaboration since 2012 by setting up a neutral and independent Internet Exchange in Hong Kong (AMS-IX Hong Kong), which has become one of the major hubs for Internet traffic. We are committed to supporting the growing peering community with reliable, carrier-grade infrastructure across the globe, ”added Victor Tang, AVP – Technology & Network Strategy, International Business of HGC.

AMS-IX bay area: https://www.ams-ix.net/bay/connected-networks

AMS-IX Chicago: https://www.ams-ix.net/chi/connected-networks

About HGC Global Communications Limited

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international telecom operator and provider of ICT solutions. The company has an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and abroad and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 offices abroad, with activities 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, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fiber optic network, five cross-border telecommunications routes integrated with leading telecommunications operators on the continent China and connects to hundreds of world-class international telecommunications carriers. HGC is one of that of Hong Kong largest Wi-Fi service providers, running more than 29,000 Wi-Fi access points in Hong Kong. The company is committed to investing and further enriching its current infrastructure and, at the same time, adding the latest technologies and expanding its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a holding company of I Squared Capital, an independent global manager of infrastructure investments focusing 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

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 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 Internet service providers, carriers, and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed efficiently, fast, secure, stable and cost-effectively. This enables them to deliver low latency and engaging online experiences to end users. AMS-IX interconnects more than 1000 IP networks around the world.

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

More information: www.ams-ix.net

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