Globe Telecom Connects Directly to IX in Europe for Lowest Latency Path

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Globe Telecom has extended internet reachability further in Europe by connecting its network to Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX), the world’s largest internet exchange point (IXP) by size.

This provides for the lowest latency path possible and therefore greatly enhances customers’ internet experience, said Globe.

DE-CIX is a carrier and data center-neutral IXP operator situated in Frankfurt, with a peak traffic of over 6.4 Terabits per second, interconnecting more than 800 member networks from around the world. In total, DE-CIX globally serves over 1500 network operators, internet service providers (ISPs), 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.

An IXP is where IP networks meet to exchange traffic, similar to malls where different stores are present at a common location. It provides the facility that promotes and enables multi-network traffic exchange.

Gil Genio, CTIO, Globe Telecom
Genio said connecting to European IXPs is a step forward to reinforce the Philippines’ ICT ecosystem in terms of global IP connectivity as it enhances the flow of IP traffic in both directions. Improvements may also be observed in reaching networks that are part of the exchanges as the set-up will avoid the traditional via US traverse.

Theresa Bobos, Director for DE-CIX Southern Europe
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.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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