Mumbai: Internet exchange AMS-IX and Sify, an Indian IT service and solution provider have announced the expansion of their footprint of internet exchanges in India. The new interconnection hubs will be in Kolkata, Noida, Hyderabad and Chennai.
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), a neutral member-based association and operates multiple interconnection platforms globally. Based in Amsterdam, AMS – IX has been playing a crucial role at the core of the internet for over 25 years and is one of the largest hubs for internet traffic in the world with over 9 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic.
With close to half the population that is internet savvy, India is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for digital consumers and businesses in the world.
Both companies, AMS-IX and Sify will be enhancing the quality of the internet in India by increasing connectivity through public peering. The partnership between AMS-IX and Sify started with the launch of a neutral and independent internet exchange in Mumbai.
By expanding to the digital hotspots of Kolkata, Noida, Hyderabad and Chennai, AMS-IX and Sify seek to enhance the quality of network interconnections in these regions as well.
“Last couple of years we saw tremendous growth in India with traffic nearly doubling in a year time. By expanding to four new locations AMS-IX and Sify Technologies are delivering on their promise to bring high quality and value-for-money connectivity to the region,” said Peter van Burgel, CEO – AMS-IX.
“With this partnership with AMS-IX, Sify seeks to give content, application and service providers wider options to interconnect with each other across the metros of India thereby optimizing latency and cost and significantly improving user experience,” said Harsha Ram, Head – Network Business, Sify.
The new internet exchanges situated in Kolkata (AMS-IX Kolkata), Hyderabad (AMS-IX Hyderabad), Noida (AMS-IX Noida) and Chennai (AMS-IX Chennai) will start operations in 2021. In addition, AMS-IX India will be rebranded as AMS-IX Mumbai with the existing Sify Airoli DC as the new node.
AMS-IX (IX-as-a-service) solution will be used to build all four hubs in India. It allows partners to rapidly set up and run internet exchanges. Customers will be able to connect and exchange traffic via dedicated ports with speeds of 1, 10 or 100 Gbps, which allows them to reduce latency and save costs.