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BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Sendai Center” in Tohoku Intelligent Communications Data Center

July 01, 2020
BBIX, Inc.
Tohoku Intelligent Telecommunication Co., Inc.

BBIX Launches New IX Point “BBIX Sendai Center” in Tohoku Intelligent Communications Data Center

-Company establishes a new connection point in the Tohoku area to provide IX service-

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”) a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet eXchange (IX) business, will open “BBIX Sendai Center”(“Sendai Center”) in “Sendai Central Data Center” (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture) of Tohoku Intelligent Telecommunication Co., Inc. (“TOHKnet”) 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.

By establishing the Sendai Center in the Sendai Central Data Center of TOHKnet, which is known for its latest disaster countermeasures and highly reliable power source, content operators and Internet operators in the Tohoku area can not only enjoy stable BBIX services with ease; they can also meet demand above traffic volumes while realizing low latency and high quality internet connections.

In the nine years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tohoku has been making efforts toward recovery and reconstruction in various fields. Amid the challenges facing the region and the creation of a “new Tohoku” triggered by the reconstruction, BBIX will contribute to the sustainable vitality of Tohoku through the IX services provided by the Sendai Center.

Overview of “BBIX Sendai Center”

Sendai Central Data Center (Sendai City, Miyagi 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 1G Ethernet /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 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

About TOHKnet

Company Name: Tohoku Intelligent Telecommunication Co., Inc.
Headquarters: 3-7-1, Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Representative: Naoto Miura, Representative Director
Established: October 27, 1992
Capital: 10 billion yen
Ownership: 100% owned by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Business: Telecommunications business; construction, maintenance & management of telecommunications equipment; development, leasing, sales, maintenance & management of computer hardware /software

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