IX Reach Becomes First LINX ConneXions Reseller to Connect at 100GbE

IX Reach selected Alternative Networks for the new MX Juniper Equipment

London, United Kingdom – December 2013: IX Reach, global network and remote peering specialists, recently deployed state of the art Juniper MX hardware to the London Internet Exchange, LINX, enabling them to become the first reseller to connect at 100GbE speeds.

The addition of this new equipment, selected in partnership with Alternative Networks, will allow customers to benefit from faster provisioning and near-instantaneous upgrades at LINX over IX Reach’s network.

IX Reach has enjoyed rapid expansion recently, owing to its excellent reputation for delivering robust, reliable, and high-performance wholesale connectivity solutions globally. Being a leading reseller of remote peering at LINX meant that modernising and upgrading equipment was essential for IX Reach to continue offering dependable connectivity from every one of its 90+ PoPs across 35 key cities around the world.

“Our network is constantly growing. Using the most up to date hardware and technology ensures we can deliver unwavering connectivity in an industry where, both, short lead times and the highest uptime possible are key,” commented Rob Parker, Head Network Architect at IX Reach.

Ben Hedges of LINX said, “The number of members IX Reach has connected to LINX has grown steadily since 2009 when they first started connecting members via the LINX from Anywhere programme; since becoming the first official LINX ConneXions reseller in 2012, IX Reach has been one of our best performing resellers, making it no surprise that they’ll now become our first reseller to upgrade and take a 100G reseller port. Having a LINX partner upgrade to this level shows the continued demand for peering at the Exchange and we’re delighted to see IX Reach grow to keep up with demand and to keep turning-up new members.”

As well as its usual portfolio of wholesale carrier services, IX Reach also provides extensive Metro Ethernet and DWDM across London, providing simple access to LINX from all major data centres.

For more information contact enquiries@ixreach.com or visit www.ixreach.com


About IX Reach

IX Reach is a global leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as?IX remote peering, low latency global high-speed point-to-point and multipoint capacity, extensive metro in major cities, enterprise business IP, BGP transit, cloud connectivity solutions and colocation.

The IX Reach platform enables carriers, ISPs, ?and content providers of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without the need to invest heavily in their own infrastructure or increase resources.

Discover new markets and endless possibilities with IX Reach. For more information, visit www.ixreach.com

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Elaine C. Dixon
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