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BBIX to Launch New IX Point “BBIX Singapore No.3” at Global Switch’s Tai Seng Data Center

October 13, 2022
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX to Launch New IX Point “BBIX Singapore No.3” at Global Switch’s Tai Seng Data Center

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet Exchange (IX) business, will launch a new IX point, “BBIX Singapore No.3” at Global Switch’s Singapore Tai Seng data center (“Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng”), and provide “Smart IX” service* starting from November 2022.

Singapore serves as a key interconnection hub in Asia, as extensive submarine cable networks as well as an abundance of data centers are situated there. Many key Internet businesses such as content providers and Internet service providers (ISPs) gather from all over the world to exchange Internet traffic in Singapore.

In addition to the existing sites, “BBIX Singapore No.1” at Equinix SG1 data center and “BBIX Singapore No.2” at Equinix SG5 data center, BBIX will expand its 3rd IX point in Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng, which is located in an area where major popular network data centers in Southeast Asia are concentrated. Multiple submarine cable network terminal equipment are accommodated and leading global and local Internet players are connected at this data center.

At the new “BBIX Singapore No.3” site, by using “Smart IX” services, users will be able to connect and exchange traffic with other users at “BBIX Singapore No.3” site, as well as users at other BBIX operated global IX points.

Through the launch of “BBIX Singapore No.3,” BBIX will continue to provide premium interconnectivity quality with more cost saving for customers.

* In Singapore, “Smart IX” service is provided by BBIX Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Overview of BBIX Singapore No.3

1. Location
Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng (Singapore)

2. Services provided
“Smart IX”

 Service content  A mutual interconnection point for traffic exchange between users such as major content service providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), enterprises and educational institutions.
 Port Type  10G Ethernet/100G Ethernet
 Optional services  Link Aggregation
Route Server
Private VLAN
Inter-node Connectivity
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■Comments on the Launch of “BBIX Singapore No.3”
Matthew Kong, Managing Director of Global Switch in Singapore

“We are extremely excited that BBIX’s “Smart IX” service will be available at Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng. Our customers will be able to access the service and arrange peering with a range of providers, including, but not limited, to ISPs, CSPs, Cloud Providers, Gaming Content Providers and others on the “Smart IX” platform easily by using in-house cross connect cables.”

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

“We are pleased to establish BBIX Singapore’s node in Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng. With the increased spread of cloud services and faster access lines, the interconnection of Internet operators is becoming increasingly important. BBIX would be happy to provide its “Smart IX” service at Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng, one of the biggest carrier hotels in Singapore to contribute to traffic optimization between operators.”

■About Global Switch

Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1998, Global Switch has a proven business model, demonstrable track record and is the equal highest credit rated data centre company in the world with investment grade credit ratings from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings.

Global Switch is a vital strategic partner for customers that require secure and resilient data centre services with scalable capacity and a high-level of customer service. The Company’s focus is on highly resilient, central, low latency, network dense locations in prime city centre locations and internet hubs close to its customers on the edge of financial and business districts. Global Switch’s data centres operate exclusively in the Tier I markets of Europe and Asia-Pacific to Tier III or higher and currently total around 428,000 sq m (4,600,000 sq ft) of floor space and are occupied by a broad range of customers, global and national, large and small including government organizations, financial institutions, enterprises, global systems integrators, telecommunication carriers, cloud and managed service providers and other hosting businesses.
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■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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