May 16, 2023
Leading Internet Exchange AMS-IX, together with HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and International Gateway Company Limited (IGC), a neutral regional telecommunication and network service provider, are happy to announce that AMS-IX Bangkok is live and ready for operations.
The new Internet Exchange will support the growth of the Internet through effective traffic localisation, acceleration of enterprise digitisation, and community support. Networks connected to AMS-IX Bangkok will benefit from lower operation costs, enhanced connectivity, better redundancy and lower latency.
Bangkok is strategically located at the heart of Southeast Asia which makes it ideal as an international hub for exchanging Internet traffic and a perfect location as a gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It is one of the prime locations where Internet companies exchange Internet traffic besides Singapore and Hong Kong. Nearly 250 million eyeballs in Southeast Asia can now enjoy an uplifted online experience.
Under the terms of the partnership, HGC will serve as a commercial partner and marketing arm for AMS-IX Bangkok, while IGC provides IX infrastructure, network, and operation in Bangkok. AMS-IX, with their expertise on peering and network monitoring, will give technical support and has operational management of the exchange.
From left to right: Chirawat Mahawat (HGC), Onno Bos (AMS-IX), Pichit Satapattayanont (IGC)
Onno Bos, International Partnership Director of AMS-IX, says: “It is great to announce yet another successful deployment of an AMS-IX Internet Exchange in Asia with our partner HGC. This new IX will have a significant effect on the Internet ecosystem as it will make it easier and more cost effective to let international CDNs connect to local eyeballs.”
Chirawat Mahawat, Vice President Greater Mekong Subregion of HGC says: “We are proud for the live of AMS-IX Bangkok as the enhancement of the HGC EdgeX brand for OTT ecosystem. We believe the exchange, with initial members on board, will boost content exchanging especially those who looks for the eyeballs coverage”
Pichit Satapattayanont, Chief Executive Officer of IGC says: “The AMS-IX exchange will definitely encourage growth of the digital economy ecosystem. With our neutral positioning, we are welcome to support both content and telco players to be part of this growth”