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BBIX Signs Business Partnership Agreement with NEC in Data Center Connectivity Field

August 1, 2022
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX Signs Business Partnership Agreement with NEC in Data Center Connectivity Field

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business, has signed a business partnership agreement with NEC Corporation (“NEC”) in the field of data center connectivity, and BBIX will add NEC’s Inzai Data Center and Kanagawa Data Center to its Open Connectivity eXchange (“OCX”) connection points.

BBIX currently provides OCX, a service that enables on-demand connectivity for a variety of cloud services and data centers via a dedicated customer portal. By adding NEC’s Inzai Data Center and Kanagawa Data Center to OCX connection points, customers will be able to connect to OCX from NEC’s data centers, and easily enjoy a secure, high-quality, closed network environment.

BBIX, together with NEC, will continue to expand its services to help customers accelerate their DX (Digital Transformation) and business growth.

■Comments on the Business Partnership Agreement

Toshifumi Uesaka, Managing Director, Managed Service Division of NEC Corporation

“We are very pleased that BBIX will establish OCX connection points at NEC Inzai Data Center and NEC Kanagawa Data Center. The establishment of these connection points in our data centers will enable us to provide our customers with high quality connectivity services with shorter delivery times. NEC will continue to partner with BBIX to help further the DX of our customers.”

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

“We are excited to be able to offer BBIX’s OCX services through our partnership in the data center field with NEC, a leader in the ICT industry. Starting with the addition of NEC Inzai Data Center and the NEC Kanagawa Data Center in August, we will continue to expand our services nationwide, and contribute to the acceleration of DX and the business growth of our customers.”

■About BBIX

Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Hidetoshi Ikeda, 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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