HONG KONG, November 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a full-fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet exchange (IX) and International Gateway Company Limited (IGC), a neutral regional provider of telecommunications and network services, today announces the launch of a new IX, AMS-IX Bangkok, in Thailand as part of the AMS-IX strategy to implement IXs in various key locations in Asia.
Thailand is an important and rapidly developing Asian Internet hub and one of the major locations where Internet companies exchange Internet traffic in addition Singapore and hong kong. The new internet exchange point located at bangkokwhich is the hub and gateway of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), will improve the quality of internet connections of businesses such as content providers, games, OTTs, cloud service providers and providers of Internet services and aims to create a thriving digital community.
Customers connected to the new Internet exchange point will benefit from lower operating costs, improved connectivity and redundancy, and lower latency. Nearly 250 million eyeballs in this GMS subcontinent, including Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Vietnamand Thailand can now enjoy an improved online experience.
By adding another IXP, HGC and AMS-IX, with the support of IGC, have further increased their global footprint and improved connectivity in Asia. Close to bangkokHGC is also a partner of AMS-IX in Singapore, hong kongBay Area and Chicago. HGC will continue to serve as the business partner and marketing arm for AMS-IX Bangkok, while IGC will provide IX infrastructure, network and operations in bangkok. AMS-IX, with its expertise on peering and network monitoring, will provide technical support and ensure the operational management of the exchange.
“To be one of the first entrants into the Thailand market, we are honored to enter the Greater Mekong Sub-region with our renowned partner – AMS-IX. This is a rite of passage for enhancing the HGC edgeX brand to position itself as a premier leader in engaging the internet exchange business to contribute to a better interconnect ecosystem. which depends on the rapid development of digital transformation. We hope to have fostered access to a digitized world by localizing traffic in this growing market,” said Mr. Chirawat Mahawat, Vice President of Greater Mekong Sub-region of HGC.
“bangkok is strategically located in the heart of South East Asia making it an ideal international hub for internet traffic exchange and an ideal location as a gateway to GMS. There are more than 54 million Internet users in Thailand, representing 80% of the population, and this number continues to grow rapidly. As AMS-IX, we are pleased to work with our partners, HGC and IGC, to achieve our mission to improve the quality of the Internet worldwide by developing and building Internet exchanges.” said Mr. Onno BosDirector of international partnerships at AMS-IX.
“In reference to the Thai government’s announcement to be ASEAN DIGITAL HUB, we are delighted to be part of the introduction of AMS-IX for Thailand which will promote the implementation of this digital transformation policy. Customers will benefit from better Internet services in terms of lower latency, better accessibility to a greater variety of content. By running AMS-IX in Thailandas well as IGC’s network and IX infrastructure in Thailand, it will be a key magnet to strengthen the policy of the Thai government. It is certain that the digital ecosystem, such as content providers, OTTs, ISPs and end users, will enjoy much better service experiences and encourage their sustainable eyeballs,” said Mr. Pichit Satapattayanont, Chairman- CEO of IGC.
From left to right: Chirawat Mahawat, vice president of the Greater Mekong Sub-region of HGC; Onno Bos, AMS-IX International Partnership Director; Pichit Satapattayanont, Chairman and CEO of IGC
About HGC Global Communications Limited
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading hong kong and international telecommunications operator and ICT solutions provider. The company has an extensive network and infrastructure in hong kong and abroad and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 30 overseas offices, with operations on 5 continents. It provides telecommunications infrastructure services to other operators and serves as a service provider to businesses and households. The company provides comprehensive telecommunications, data center, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, enterprise, SME and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fiber optic network, five cross-border telecommunications routes integrated into top-tier telecommunications operators on the continent China and connects to hundreds of world-class international telecommunications operators. HGC is one of that of Hong Kong largest Wi-Fi service providers, managing more than 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in hong kong. The company is committed to investing in and further enriching its current infrastructure and, at the same time, adding the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. In 2019, HGC Group completed the acquisition of Macroview Telecom Limited (Macroview), a leading provider of digital technology solutions and managed services. The addition of Macroview further accelerates HGC Group’s digital transformation path and its positioning as a pioneering leader in ICT and digital services. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focused on energy, utilities and transportation in North America, Europe and some fast-growing economies.
For more information, please visit the HGC website at: www.hgc.com.hk
AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral member-based association that operates several interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in amsterdam has played a crucial role at the heart of the Internet for over 25 years and is one of the world’s largest Internet traffic hubs with over 11 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic. Connecting to AMS-IX assures customers such as ISPs, telcos, and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed efficiently, quickly, securely, stable, and cost-effectively. This allows them to deliver low latency and engaging online experiences for end users. AMS-IX interconnects over 1000 IP networks worldwide.
AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile interconnection points: the Global Roaming Exchange (GRX), Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and Internetwork Packet Exchange (I-IPX) interconnection points.
More information: www.ams-ix.net
About International Gateway Company Limited
International Gateway Company Limited or IGC is a subsidiary of ALT Telecom Plc., a neutral regional provider of telecommunications and network services. IGC was established in 2017 to provide wholesale bandwidth for domestic and international traffic via SRT (State Railway of Thailand) and its national network (called GMS network) which has a total of about 12,000 km of national fiber optic network and has NNI (Network to Network Interface) for 15 Crossing Borders to connect with 24 surrounding operators Thailand and extensive connectivity to more than 10 well-known data centers in Thailand. In addition, the open access license with 5 CLS (Cable Landing Station) located in the most strategic places for underwater activity in Thailand. Together with the submarine cable network, this will enable IGC to play a major role in the Eastern Economic Corridor project and connect submarine traffic to the GMS terrestrial network.
Visit us online at www.intergateway.co.th and connect with us on LinkedIn: International Gateway (IGC)
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