Bangkok gets new internet exchange

Bangkok gets new internet exchange

To boost connectivity in Greater Mekong Subregion.

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Hong Kong internet service provider, HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), along with AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) and Thailand’s International Gateway Company Limited (IGC) has announced the launch of a new internet exchange (IX), AMS-IX Bangkok.

The new IX at Bangkok will be the hub and gateway of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and will improve the quality of Internet connections of companies in the region.

IGC’s Chief Executive Officer, Pichit Satapattayanont said AMS-IX will help to establish Thailand as an Asean digital hub.

“Customers will experience better Internet services in terms of lower latency, and better access to more variety of contents. By having AMS-IX together with IGC's IX and network infrastructure, it will be a key magnet to strengthen the Thai government policy,” added Satapattayanont.

Under the partnership, AMS-IX will provide technical support and will have operational management of the exchange.

HGC will serve as a commercial partner and marketing arm for AMS-IX Bangkok, while IGC will provide IX infrastructure, network, and operation.

HGC also partners with AMS-IX in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Bay Area in the US, and Chicago.

AMS-IX’s International Partnership Director, Onno Bos said that Bangkok was an ideal international hub for exchanging Internet traffic and a perfect location as a gateway to the GMS.

“There are over 54 million Internet users in Thailand, representing 80 percent of the population, and this number is rising rapidly.

"As AMS-IX we're happy to collaborate with our partners, HGC and IGC, to bring fruit to our mission of increasing the quality of the Internet worldwide by developing and building Internet Exchanges,” he added.

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