Service provider Epsilon has partnered with BBIX, the Internet Exchange (IX) business arm of the SoftBank Group, to accelerate how IT firms across the globe connect to peering points in Tokyo, Japan. Epsilon’s partners can now remotely peer at critical subsea cable landings serving East Asia and the West Coast of the US. Service Providers will be able to gain access to BBIX’s IX service in Tokyo via Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform. BBIX benefits from the growing ecosystem of new peering partners available at its Exchange, while Epsilon adds new global Internet Exchange Points (IXP) to its Infiny platform.
“We have a tremendous relationship with SoftBank and we are extremely pleased to be working with BBIX. Its depth and density of Exchange Points across Japan make it a highly valued partner and an important addition to our Global Interconnect Fabric,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO of Epsilon. “We are adding new IXs to the Infiny platform every month and giving our partners seamless and on-demand access to the world’s IXs. It is great to grow our reach in Japan with BBIX.”
Epsilon’s Global Interconnect Fabric includes 600+ Service Providers and world-leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and IXs. Epsilon partners can use Infiny to remotely peer at IXs globally from a single platform. Infiny simplifies how its partners use peering to achieve high-quality content delivery and fulfil the demand for Cloud-based applications and services.
“We are excited to partner with Epsilon and grow our peering ecosystem. Bringing new partners to our Exchanges will benefit our members and offer them increased choice when peering,” said Michikazu Fukuchi, Executive Vice President and COO of BBIX. “Epsilon’s partners gain access to critical communications hubs for the Asia-Pacific region as well as content rich local markets. At BBIX, we look forward to supporting Epsilon and creating a successful long-term partnership.”
BBIX provides high-quality IX services in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It provides direct peering for global telecom operators, Internet Service Providers, CSPs, data centre operators and content providers at various locations including SoftBank’s Maruyama Cable Landing Station (CLS), one of the largest submarine CLS in Asia. BBIX uses its unique geographic position that has made it an international subsea cable hub and supports the exchange of internet traffic between East Asia and the West Coast of the US.
Just a week ago, Epsilon started to deliver on-demand access to Cloud connectivity through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in Singapore. The relationship with Microsoft expands Epsilon’s local Cloud connectivity capabilities and supports Singapore’s growth as a Cloud hub for the region, the company suggests.