IX Reach expands global network to East Africa

Created February 25, 2019
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Peering outfit IX Reach, which provides cloud connectivity and Ethernet services to more than 170 global locations, has expanded into East Africa in partnership with Djibouti Data Centre (DDC). DDC is the first and only Tier 3 carrier-neutral ecosystem in East Africa, with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. The move, said IX Reach, further bolsters its capacity and reach to serve the data growth around video streaming, content delivery, IoT, big data and AI technology.


Simon Vye, CEO at IX Reach, said: “With this new PoP, IX Reach is increasing connectivity, collaboration and innovation, as well as improving the range of services we provide to our customers. The partnership with DDC is continuing our vision of making our full portfolio of solutions, including cloud connectivity, just one cross connect away on the IX Reach network.”


DDC tenants will be able to connect directly onto IX Reach’s global network giving access via a single port to over 50 internet exchanges and direct connections into the industry’s leading cloud service providers, said IX Reach.


“IX Reach will join the carrier neutral DDC ecosystem and we will be enhancing DDC’s available network footprint for our global customer base as well as Africa’s growing and emerging markets,” said Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the Djibouti Data Center.


DDC is connected to the AAE1 and SeaMeWe5 subsea cable systems, and also operates the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX), a neutral and independent internet exchange.


Last autumn, IX Reach extended its Asia Pacific connectivity by upgrading its Hong Kong network infrastructure, enabling the carrier to provide its own in-region IP BGP (border gateway protocol) Transit services. The deployment allows IX Reach to offer IP BGP Transit to customers wishing to connect further into Asia from data centres and peering exchanges in Hong Kong and Singapore.


For more information, www.ixreach.com


This article was written
by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation