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BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Fukuoka Center” at QTnet’s Data Center

July 01, 2020
QTnet, Inc.
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Fukuoka Center” at QTnet’s Data Center

-Company establishes an IX connection point in Fukuoka area to provide IX service-

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet eXchange (IX) business, will open “BBIX Fukuoka Center” (“Fukuoka Center”) in “QTnet Fukuoka No.3 Data Center” (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture) of QTnet, Inc. (“QTnet”) to provide “IX Connect Service” from October 2020.

In addition to the continued rise of Internet usage in recent years, Internet traffic is seeing additional increases due to changes in social behavior patterns, such as working from home and remote classes. Increased traffic demand from content providers based in the Tokyo metropolitan and Kansai areas is becoming particularly apparent; and addressing this demand is a major issue for local Internet operators.

Fukuoka Center will be installed in Fukuoka City, a key urban center in the Kyushu region that has a comparatively low disaster risk and is highly convenient, making it easy for content providers and Internet connection operators in the Kyushu region to not only enjoy stable BBIX service with ease, but meet demand above traffic volumes while realizing low latency and high quality internet connections.

BBIX will spread Internet infrastructure concentrated in major urban centers such as Tokyo and Osaka to regional cities and contribute to the provision of efficient and stable Internet communication in each region through the IX services provided by Fukuoka Center.

Overview of “BBIX Fukuoka Center”

QTnet Fukuoka No.3 Data Center (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

2.Provided service
IX Connect Service
Service content A service that provides interconnection points for exchanging traffic between customers who use the service, aimed at major content providers, Internet service providers, educational institutions, companies, etc.
Supported interfaces 10G Ethernet /100G Ethernet
Value added services Link Aggregation Service
Route Server option
Private VLAN option

Note: Please contact for monthly fees and initial costs.

About QTnet

Company Name: QTnet, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-12-20 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Representative: Kazuto Iwasaki, Representative Director
Established: June 1 ,1987
Capital: 22.220 billion yen
Ownership: 100% owned by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Business:Telecommunications business based on the Telecommunications Business Act, construction, maintenance and operation of telecommunications equipment and incidental facilities, Leasing, maintenance and operation of installation locations for telecommunications equipment and information processing equipment

About BBIX

Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Keiichi Makizono, President and CEO
Established: June 13, 2003
Capital: 100 million yen
Ownership: 100% owned by SoftBank Corp.
Business: Telecommunications business based on the Telecommunications Business Act, contracted leasing, maintenance and management of telecommunications equipment,outsourcing of development, sales, maintenance and management of computer hardware and software

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