AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) has announced the launch of AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral, open Internet Exchange (IX) in Mumbai, India. AMS-IX India is a collaboration between the India based ICT service provider, Sify, and the AMS-IX.
“India is one of the world’s fastest growing Internet markets,” said 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 one of the leading IXs in the world. The exchange in Mumbai is ready for orders now.
Customers will be able to connect to AMS-IX India via dedicated ports with speeds of multiple 1Gbps or 10Gbps. AMS-IX India will serve as a neutral and independent peering platform, 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 while “benefiting from reduced latency and costs.”
“We are already seeing a major interest in this new exchange throughout the marketplace,” said 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.”
Sify is one of the largest integrated ICT solutions and services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure, reaching more than 1400 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 43 data centers across India, including Sify’s six Tier 3 data centers across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
“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,” added Mr. Witteman. “We are very pleased to partner with Sify, as they add a wealth of local knowledge.”
The AMS-IX platform provides IP interconnection and peering services of “a guaranteed high quality” for all types of IP traffic, irrespective to traditional data, Voice over IP (VoIP), mobile Internet traffic or video.