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BBIX and Marunouchi Direct Access Sign Business Partnership Agreement in Data Center Connectivity Field

November 1, 2022
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX and Marunouchi Direct Access Sign Business Partnership Agreement in Data Center Connectivity Field

~BBIX to establish OCX connection point in Marunouchi Direct Access’ Otemachi Data Center~

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business, has entered into a business partnership agreement with Marunouchi Direct Access Ltd. (“MDA”), and will establish an Open Connectivity eXchange (“OCX”) connection point in “MDA Otemachi Data Center” located in Otemachi, the largest Internet hub in Japan, on November 1, 2022.

OCX is a cloud-based network service provided on BBIX’s IX platform, enabling on-demand access to cloud services and data centers through a dedicated customer portal. In addition, by utilizing MDA’s fiber-optic network in the Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho area, many customers with offices in these areas will be able to access secure, high-quality, and closed network connections with greater ease.

BBIX, together with MDA, will continue to expand its services to help customers accelerate DX (Digital Transformation) and grow their businesses.

■Partnership Model

■Comments on establishing OCX connection point

Norihiro Yokoyama, President, Marunouchi Direct Access Ltd.

“We are very pleased that BBIX has established an OCX connection point in “MDA Otemachi Data Center.” This will enable us to provide reasonable, closed network connectivity to cloud services and other data centers from our data center, directly connected to offices, via BBIX’s OCX. We hope that many customers will utilize this system to promote “DX” and “corporate growth.” We will continue to play a role in creating a safe, secure, and comfortable community in the Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho area.”

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

“We are excited to be able to offer BBIX’s OCX services through this partnership with MDA in the data center connectivity field. By establishing an OCX connection point in the Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yurakucho area, the largest business zone in Japan, we will continue to contribute to the acceleration of DX and business growth for more 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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