(Gawkwire) – Aicent, the world’s leading multi-service IPX of mobile data network services and solutions for mobile carriers globally, today announced that its IPX peering connection at AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) has now grown to dual 10GE peering connections, a world first in the IPX peering history. This is a major milestone in the growth of LTE roaming data and demonstrates Aicent’s global leadership in driving data roaming in the world of LTE.
- With the continued growth of mobile subscribers worldwide and rapid adoption of next generation mobile services such as LTE and VoLTE, the need for greater capacity to handle the increase in data transported between mobile networks is becoming progressively more critical. As a leading roaming hub, Aicent’s quality of service and continued capacity growth on a global level relies heavily on the establishment of high capacity and secure data connections.
- As a trusted GRX peering location for not only Aicent, but all GRX providers for over the last ten years, AMS-IX has proven itself as a supplier of stable, fast and cost-effective Internet services making it a secure choice for Aicent when deciding to further expand its IPX capacity.
- As the first IPX provider to move to a dual 10GE capacity, Aicent now leads the world in roaming exchange traffic with the largest amount of data capacity.
Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AMS-IX
“We are pleased that Aicent, one of the foremost mobile interconnects, has decided to upgrade their Inter-IPX connectivity towards AMS-IX. This first redundant 10GE IPX peering connection will definitely help them to handle expected traffic growth with roaming over LTE. The connection also demonstrates Aicent’s trust in the robustness and cost-effectiveness of the neutral AMS-IX platform as the main IPX peering point. Together with IPX providers, such as Aicent, we can continue to work on making IPX the modus operandi for the roll out and interconnection of next generation mobile services and networks.”
Vivian Ding, Vice President, Operations Aicent, Inc.
“With AMS-IX’s support for dedicated GRX/IPX peering along with an extensive peering network, Aicent is able to support a wide range of peering customers through a broad, secure, and fast connection. By doubling our capacity with AMS-IX we have broadened our capabilities to provision next generation services including content delivery and VoLTE for the carrier, enterprise and consumer markets.”
Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMS-IX interconnects close to 650 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak of over 2.5 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting & cloud parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX), and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two Internet Exchanges abroad – AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and AMS-IX Caribbean on Curacao. Currently, the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point is being built in Mombasa, Kenya. AMS-IX’s counterpart AMS-IX USA Inc. deploys AMS-IX New York in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.ams-ix.net.
Founded in 2000, Aicent, Inc., is the world’s largest multi-service IPX provider of data network services and solutions connecting to over 200 global mobile operators, including ten of the worlds’ largest. Through extensive partnerships and peering arrangements, Aicent’s network reaches all 2G, 3G and 4G operators, including more than 60 mobile operators for LTE roaming, around the world allowing mobile subscribers to roam seamlessly between international operator networks. The company’s roaming hub supports integrated mobile messaging solutions and value added data roaming and global reach infrastructure services designed to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.aicent.com.