News / November 29, 2013

IX Reach Becomes Official Reseller of UAE-IX

London, United Kingdom - 29th November 2013: After connecting in March 2013, global network and remote peering specialist IX Reach, has now become an official reseller of the DE-CIX operated Dubai Internet Exchange, UAE-IX. IX Reach’s extensive global footprint and competitive wholesale pricing in and out of the region, means that ISPs, carriers and content providers of all sizes will now have the option to provision bundled high-speed capacity and fractional ports - from 100Mbps up to 10Gbps - to connect to UAE-IX. The addition of UAE-IX to IX Reach’s unrivalled list of Internet Exchange Partners, and the ability for IX Reach to resell fractional ports, will help encourage a local alternative for regional traffic exchange and offset the high pricing in the region for capacity. It will also provide a more cost effective option for international network operators to connect into Dubai and the Gulf region. Marco Brandstaetter, Business Development Manager for UAE-IX commented, “IX Reach has been an important partner in the global growth of DE-CIX and were the first resellers of DE-CIX Frankfurt. Having them on board as an official reseller of UAE-IX, combined with their extensive global network and reputation as leaders in remote peering services, means they have the reach and gravitas in the international network operators community to bring new and important players into the Exchange.” UAE-IX celebrates its first birthday this week as the first carrier neutral Internet Exchange platform for the Middle East. To mark the occasion and IX Reach becoming an official reseller, UAE-IX will be offering fractional ports up to 1GE free for 6 months via IX Reach. Offer expires 30th June 2014. Stephen Wilcox, Founder and Technical Director of IX Reach commented, “Becoming official resellers of UAE-IX greatly compliments IX Reach’s core services and values – enabling networks to easily enter new markets as well as increase their own network reach and end user experience. Being able to offer fractional ports, as we do at DE-CIX Frankfurt, and our initial 6 months free offer, provides our customers with a less risky and more cost effective option for connecting to the region.” As well as it’s usual portfolio of wholesale carrier services, IX Reach also provides highly competitive IP and international private leased circuit (IPLC) services to businesses and office locations in the UAE. For more information contact or visit 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 Media Contacts: Ruth Plater Head of Marketing M: +44 (0) 780 730 7897 E: Elaine C. Dixon Partner Development and Public Relations T: +44 (0) 845 013 0845 M:  +44 (0) 78 4343 4357 E: About UAE-IX UAE-IX is the first carrier neutral Internet Exchange for the Middle East that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. The UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform powered by DE-CIX, the world’s largest Internet Exchange Operator. UAE-IX is located in Dubai in two high-class carrier-neutral data centres, Datamena and Equinix. Initiated by the UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and powered by DE-CIX, UAE-IX delivers a highly available local alternative for regional traffic exchange, localizing Internet content. For more information, visit: