Bringing Amsterdam knowledge to India
On 6 February, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) announced the launch of AMS-IX India, an internet exchange in Mumbai, India. This new exchange is a collaboration between AMS-IX and the Indian company Sify, which is one of the largest ICT businesses in India.
The goal of this new exchange is to accelerate the growth of the internet in the Indian market. “India is one of the world’s fastest-growing internet markets,” said Job Witteman, the CEO of AMS-IX. “AMS-IX is able to contribute to the success of this IX by bringing its know-how and experience in building and maintaining neutral and independent internet exchanges,” Witteman said.
Mumbai was chosen as the initial location for AMS-IX India, as it is considered the country’s gateway to the internet. By connecting to the exchange, content providers and networks can exchange their internet traffic and benefit from reduced latency and costs. AMS-IX India will also strengthen the ties between Amsterdam and India’s tech industry, with access to some of India’s largest data centres from operators such as Tata Communications, HNS and NTT Communications.
Amsterdam’s AMS-IX around the world
This new exchange builds upon the successful formula of AMS-IX in Europe, which has grown into the leading internet exchange in the world. AMS-IX also manages branches of AMS-IX in Hong Kong and Curacao, and an AMS-IX subsidiary has exchanges in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
Established in 1994, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange is a non-profit internet exchange based in Amsterdam that interconnects more than 800 IP networks, making it one of the largest internet exchanges in the world. AMS-IX exchanges all types of internet traffic, from traditional data to mobile internet traffic and video, providing consumers and businesses with stable, fast and cost-efficient internet services. AMS-IX is important not only for technology firms, but also for financial institutions and other companies in Amsterdam that demand reliable and fast connections.