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BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Osaka No.3” at NTT SmartConnect’s Dojima Data Center

April 1, 2020
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Osaka No.3” at NTT SmartConnect’s Dojima Data Center

– Company establishes second IX connection point in Dojima area to provide IX service –

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”) a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet eXchange (IX) business, will open “BBIX Osaka No.3” in the “Dojima Data Center (Building No.2)” (Kita-ku, Osaka) of NTT SMARTCONNECT CORPORATION (“NTT SmartConnect”) to provide “IX Connect Service” (“IX Service”) from April 2020.

Following installation in “BBIX Osaka No.1” (NTT DATA Dojima Building), by installing “BBIX OSAKA No.3” in the Data Center of NTT SmartConnect, more Content Service Providers and Internet Service Providers in the Kansai region will be able to use BBIX services more easily with Optical Cabling Service (“Dojima Connect”) between buildings in the Dojima area provided by NTT SmartConnect.

The Dojima area, where “BBIX Osaka No.1” and “BBIX Osaka No.3” are located, has attracted many operators, and BBIX will provide low-latency and high-quality IX service to Service Providers that have nodes at the Dojima area by realizing smooth and stable traffic exchange.

With the increased spread of cloud services, faster access lines, and the expansion of operator-specific network operations, the interconnection of Internet operators is becoming increasingly important. In the Osaka area, BBIX will solve local connectivity issues by pro-actively providing IX services, realizing efficient connections between service users and contributing to enhanced connection quality and reduced costs.

■ Overview of “BBIX Osaka No.3”
1. Location
NTT SmartConnect Dojima Data Center (Building No.2)(Kita-ku, Osaka)

2. Provided Service
“IX Connect Service”

Service description A service that provides an Interconnection Point for exchanging traffic between customers who use the service for major content providers, Internet service providers, educational institutions and companies
Supported interface 10G Ethernet /100G Ethernet
Value-added services Link aggregation services
Route server option
Private VLAN option

Note: Contact for monthly fees and initial costs.

■About NTT SmartConnect
Headquarters: Grand Front Osaka, 3-1, Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Representative: Akira Shirahase, President
Date of establishment: March 1, 2000
Capital: 100 million yen
Business: Data center & housing business, cloud & hosting business, streaming business

■About BBIX
Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Keiichi Makizono, President & CEO
Date of establishment: June 13, 2003
Capital: 100 million yen
Ownership: 100% owned by SoftBank Corp.
Business: Telecommunications operator under Japan’s Telecommunications Business Act; leasing, maintenance & management of telecommunications equipment; development, sales, maintenance & management of computer hardware/software

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