News / July 20, 2018

Press Release: IX Reach announces first phase upgrade completion of its next generation network

Manchester, United Kingdom – July 20th 2018: IX Reach, the leading global provider of carrier services and connectivity solutions, has completed its first phase implementation of its new 100GE (Gigabit Ethernet) core infrastructure. This upgrade represents a complete architectural overhaul in its global network, fully integrating previous Allegro customers into a single platform. The first phase of this upgrade has allowed IX Reach to extend 100GE services across Europe in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Manchester, including full Nx100GE upgrades to major Internet Exchanges including AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX. This key milestone further advances the company in its automation capabilities, reducing delivery timescales and providing support for scalability demands, across its product portfolio such as cloud direct connect, IP BGP transit and remote peering connectivity. Both IX Reach’s two colocation suites, GCC LON in LD8 at London Docklands and the recently launched GCC MAN in MA1 in Manchester’s densely connected Science Park, have been included in the first phase upgrades - providing an even more attractive full end-to-end connectivity solution to customers. “As a global trend, we are obsessed with data. Gone are the days where a 10G network would suffice; now, to keep up with demand you need a scalable 100G network and that’s why we’re upgrading and investing in our solutions to support this obsession and our customers,” commented Simon Vye, CEO of IX Reach. The significant investment by IX Reach in its core infrastructure shows commitment to meeting the global challenges of substantial traffic growth service providers face, such as IoT (Internet of Things), big data and content delivery. “This achievement represents IX Reach’s own ability to be agile and respond quickly to market trends,” said Dave Pumford, Head of Global Networks at IX Reach. “We’re seeing significant increase in volume across all product sets, and this investment ensures we’re well positioned to meet that demand on a global scale”. Second phase upgrades to Leeds, Madrid, Marseille and Paris are currently underway to be completed in the coming months and ready for service in October 2018 - marking IX Reach’s one year anniversary since its reformation.   About IX Reach IX Reach is the global number one reseller for Internet Exchange Points and a leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as low latency global high-speed Point-to-Point and Multipoint capacity, remote peering, extensive metro DWDM, IP BGP transit, cloud direct connect solutions and GCC 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