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BBIX to Launch New IX Point “BBIX Osaka No.7” at Digital Edge’s “OSA1” Data Center

January 11, 2023
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX to Launch New IX Point “BBIX Osaka No.7” at Digital Edge’s “OSA1” Data Center

~BBIX establishes seventh connection point in Osaka area to provide IX service from March, 2023~

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet eXchange (IX) business, will open “BBIX Osaka No. 7” at “OSA1,” operated by Digital Edge (Japan) G.K. (“Digital Edge”) in Osaka, to provide “IX Connect Service” from March 2023.

BBIX operates six IX connection points in the Osaka metropolitan area. In light of the growing demand for Internet interconnection in the Kansai area, BBIX selected Digital Edge’s “OSA1” data center to launch “BBIX Osaka No. 7.” The “OSA1” data center is carrier-neutral, scalable, and is located in Osaka Business Park, which is close to the core network center of western Japan.

By providing IX services at “BBIX Osaka No. 7,” BBIX will contribute to realizing efficient Internet connectivity and high-quality communications, and revitalize Internet traffic exchange in the Kansai area.

Overview of “BBIX Osaka No. 7”

1. Location
Digital Edge OSA1 (Chuo-ku, Osaka)

2. Services provided
“IX Connect Service”

 Service content  A service aimed at major content providers, Internet service providers, educational institutions, companies, etc., that provides interconnection points for exchanging traffic between customers who use the service
 Port Type  10G Ethernet / 100G Ethernet
 Optional services  Link Aggregation
Route Server
Private VLAN
Note:Please contact for monthly fees and initial costs.

■Comment on the Launch of “BBIX Osaka No.7”

Kei Furuta, President of Digital Edge

”We are delighted to partner with BBIX to enhance the service offering for our customers at OSA1 by enabling them to access vital Internet Exchange Services. This partnership forms part of our wider efforts to further contribute to Japan’s thriving internet ecosystem, and provide much needed interconnection options to customers in the Osaka metro area.”

■About Digital Edge

Headquartered in Singapore, Digital Edge is a trusted and forward-looking data center platform company, established to transform digital infrastructure in Asia. Through building and operating state-of-the-art, energy efficient data centers rich with connectivity options, Digital Edge aims to bring new colocation and interconnect options to the Asian market, making infrastructure deployment in the region easy, efficient and economical.

Digital Edge was founded by a seasoned senior management team with decades of industry experience and an established track record of value creation in the data center, cloud and telecommunications industries in the Asia Pacific region. Backed by leading alternative investment firm Stonepeak, Digital Edge has in excess of US$1 billion in deployed and committed capital, establishing itself as a market leading pan-Asia data center platform. The company provides data center and fiber services across Asia, with a presence in China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.

■ 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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