Globe Telecom extends internet reach in Europe via connecting it’s network with the largest internet exchange point (IXP) by size, Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX).
According to Globe, being part of DE-CIX is a big help in improving the quality of internet experience of its customers worldwide. It reaches a peak traffic of over 6.4 Terabits per second, interconnecting more than 800 member networks from around the world.
“This initiative will further complement existing infrastructure and enable users direct access to European content. At the same time, it functions as alternate internet gateways to the Philippines from that region as the internet is two-way,” said Gil Genio, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer.
All in all, DE-CIX globally serves over 1,500 network operators, internet service providers, and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its 13 locations in India, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Director for DE-CIX Southern Europe Theresa Bobos said, “We are pleased to welcome Globe Telecom within our broad range of customers. With the DE-CIX services, Globe Telecom will be able to enhance its customers’ internet user experience and connect to all major international content providers available at DE-CIX Frankfurt.”
According to Globe, IXP is where IP networks meet to exchange traffic, similar to malls where different stores are present at a common location. It will upgrade the Philippines’ ICT ecosystem in terms of global IP connectivity as it enhances the flow of IP traffic in both directions.
Globe having local telecommunications company with 23 connections to IXP made the Philippines’ appearance in the global IP Landscape.