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BBIX Launches 6 New IX Points in the Philippines

September 5, 2023
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX Launches 6 New IX Points in the Philippines

BBIX Philippines, Inc. (“BBIX Philippines”), a joint venture between BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business and InfiniVAN, Inc. (“InfiniVAN”) will open 6 new IX (Internet Exchange) points in the Philippines, and will provide IX services from October 1st, 2023.

In the Philippines, broadband communication is spreading rapidly due to the expansion of the e-commerce market. Furthermore, with the additional landing of submarine cables at the end of 2023, the Philippines is expected to become the digital hub where Internet traffic of Southeast Asian hyperscalers will gather.

By opening IX points in 6 different data centers, Philippines and Southeast Asian content service providers and Internet service providers will be able to have easier access to BBIX Philippine’s career neutral, affordable, and low-latency IX services.

Overview of 6 IX points


Country Zone Sites Data Center
 Philippines   Manila   BBIX Manila No.1  ePLDT VITRO Makati 2
 BBIX Manila No.2  ePLDT VITRO Makati 1
 BBIX Manila No.3  ePLDT VITRO Pasig
 BBIX Manila No.4  Globe Data Center (MK2)
 BBIX Manila No.5  Total Information Management Corp. Carmona
 BBIX Manila No.6  Digital Edge MNL1 (NARRA1)

2.Services provided

IX (Internet Exchange) Service

 Service content  A service that provides interconnection points for exchanging traffic between customers who use the service, aimed at major content providers, Internet service providers, educational institutions, companies, etc.
 Port type  1G Ethernet / 10G Ethernet / 100G Ethernet
 Optional services  Link Aggregation
Route Server
Private VLAN
Cache Service
Note: Please contact for monthly fees and initial costs.

■Comments on the Launch of 6 new IX points

Shigeki Nakahara, Director, InfiniVAN, Inc.

“This unique approach of launching 6 IX points in the Philippines is precisely what differentiates the BBIX Philippines offering from others. Capitalizing on InfiniVAN’s ability to provide dark fiber inter-DC (data center) connectivity in and around Metro Manila gives ISPs (Internet Service Providers) who use BBIX Philippines IX service an increased ability in extending faster and more affordable Internet services to their customers while also localizing content. The ultimate goal of course is to provide similar coverage to the rest of the country.”

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

“We are very pleased to launch new IX points in 6 data centers in the Philippines. Especially, opening 6 IX points at the same time is a unique project, and it is a great representation of one of our Code of Conducts ‘Create Value with Speed.’ BBIX Philippines will provide high-quality and highly reliable IX services, and contribute to the Internet ecosystem in the Philippines as a whole.”

■ 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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