HGC and AMS-IX launch new Internet exchange in Manila
A new expansion announced during the 10thth AMS-IX Hong Kong Anniversary
HONG KONG, March 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), an ICT services provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX), today announced; launching a new internet exchange Manila, Philippines. The new Internet exchange was officially announced and celebrated during the 10th anniversary celebrations of AMS-IX in Hong Kong in the presence of the Consul General of the Kingdom. Netherlands in Hong Kong and a representative of the Macau and Communications Authority Office. Since then, the partners have fostered their global IX footprint, demonstrating strong ties and commitment to the community through close business relationships.
The strategic partnership between HGC and AMS-IX aims to improve the quality of the Internet worldwide. AMS-IX is one of the largest peering nodes in the world. Their partnership expertise complements HGC’s extensive global network and digital infrastructure, resulting in a partnership capable of bridging West and East. Over the years, HGC and AMS-IX have successfully launched and promoted four IXs Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago and the Bay Area, along with AMS-IX Bangkok later this year.
AMS-IX with HGC as a telecommunications partner is committed to maintaining Hong Kong as a digital gateway Asia. With this strong partnership, HGC and AMS-IX will further pursue more emerging markets to contribute to the Internet community.
Ravindran MahalingamHGC’s Senior Vice President of International Business notes: “We are honored and pleased to announce a sustainable phase of our partnership with AMS-IX. HGC is ready to extend IX services as part of our edge ecosystem (EdgeX by HGC). We have faith to continue investing Hong Kong as a digital hub and further expand our coverage in the region.”
The latest expansion Manila, Philippines notes 6th IX that HGC and AMS-IX work together. Philippines has the highest data usage in the world with over 80 million internet users and one of the highest potential strategic hubs for internet and cable. The country’s digital boom is linked to its prosperous economic development, thus making the country a cornerstone of the market for IX players.
HGC and AMS-IX are poised to capitalize on the massive demand for low-latency, flexible and cost-effective Internet by looking at a premium and neutral Internet exchange. Through the creation of the landmark IX with locally owned fiber infrastructure, this partnership paves the way for access by data centers, OTT, content providers, gaming, cloud service providers, MNOs and hyperscalers. Philippines.
Peter van BurgelThe CEO of AMS-IX comments: Philippines with a partner with whom we have such a strong and long-standing partnership. The people at HGC share our values, motivation and commitment to bring affordable, high-quality Internet to every corner of the world. We look forward to jointly engaging the local Internet community and supporting the development of the Internet Philippines“.
About HGC Global Communications Limited
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is the leader Hong Kong and an international telecommunications operator and ICT solutions provider. The company has an extensive network and infrastructure Hong Kong and outsources and provides various types of services. HGC has 25 overseas offices with business on 5 continents. It provides telecommunications infrastructure services to other operators and serves as a service provider for corporate and households. The company provides full-service telecommunications, data center services, ICT solutions and broadband services for domestic, overseas, corporate, SME and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fiber optic network, five cross-border telecommunications routes integrated with the continent’s tier one telecommunications operators China and connects to hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one Hong Kong Largest Wi-Fi service providers operating over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure while adding the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. In 2019, HGC Group completed the acquisition of Macroview Telecom Limited (Macroview), a leading digital technology solutions and managed services provider. The addition of Macroview further accelerates HGC Group’s digital transformation journey and positioning as a leading ICT and digital services leader. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focused on energy, utilities and transportation. North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.
To learn more, visit the HGC website at: www.hgc.com.hk
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms worldwide. Our flagship platform Amsterdam has played a critical role in the foundation of the Internet for almost 30 years and is one of the largest Internet traffic hubs in the world, with a peak traffic of more than 11 terabits per second (Tbps). Joining AMS-IX ensures customers such as ISPs, telcos, and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed in an efficient, fast, secure, stable, and cost-effective manner. This allows them to offer low latency and engaging online experiences to end users. AMS-IX interconnects more than 1000 IP networks worldwide. AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile communication points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and Internetwork Packet Exchange (I-IPX) interconnection points.
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