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BBIX launches “Remote Peering” optional service that enables peering via overseas IX operators

April 1, 2021
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX launches “Remote Peering” optional service that enables peering via overseas IX operators

-New optional service for customers uses “Smart IX”-

Tokyo, April 1, 2021 – BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet Exchange (IX) business, today announced the launch of a “Remote Peering” service that enables peering* via overseas IX operators, an optional service exclusive to customers using “Smart IX”. The service will be available starting April 1.

“Smart IX” is an exchange service that enables international connections of IX services provided in Asia, the United States, and Europe. The new optional “Remote Peering” service will enable customers to perform direct peering with Internet operators using the IX services of overseas IX operators by utilizing the high-quality backbone network of the “Smart IX ” service. In addition, this new optional service will reduce the cost of international leased lines and IP transit fees for connecting to overseas Internet operators. BBIX will initially start by partnering with “AMS-IX” provided by Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V. and provide peering at BBIX European connection points. In the future, BBIX plans to expand its footprint by partnering with a number of affiliated IX operators worldwide.

BBIX will continue to provide solutions that contribute to the development of the Internet and strive to enhance services for our customers.

* Platform which enables to connect and exchange traffic directly between network operators.

■Comments on the launch of the “Remote Peering” service.

Kotaro Tamura, General Manager, Communication Service Engineering Dept., QTnet, Inc.

“We would like to express our sincere congratulations on the start of BBIX’s “Remote Peering”. We believe that this option will enable “one-stop” connection to overseas IX operators, and realize efficient peering and improve overall network quality. QTnet will strive to further improve the Internet connection environment in the Kyushu region of Japan by utilizing BBIX’s “Remote Peering”.”

Michikazu Fukuchi, Executive Vice President, Board Director and COO of BBIX, Inc.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide customers with opportunities to improve network efficiency and quality through peering by providing peering connections to overseas IX operators on BBIX’s Smart IX platform. BBIX will continue to collaborate with many partners around the world so that we can provide a platform where customers can gather globally and create new and exciting businesses.”

About BBIX

Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-10 Roppongi, 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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