AMS-IX Hong Kong Secures BICS as First Customer for its IPX Exchange

2016-03-15 13:00 2843

HONG KONG, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BICS, a global leader in wholesale carrier services, will be the launching customer for the IPX exchange (Inter-IPX) offered by AMS-IX Hong Kong. "The AMS-IX Hong Kong IPX exchange allows us to securely peer high-quality Internet Protocol (IP) traffic at a local level, offering our customers added value at a more cost-effective price," says Eric Loos, Senior Product Manager of Capacity and IP at BICS.

Mobile data traffic is growing fast in the Asia Pacific. The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Mobile Forecast Highlights estimates that mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold in the period 2014-2019. This is a compound annual growth rate of 50%. The Inter-IPX service at AMS-IX Hong Kong responds to the business needs of local mobile operators for exchanging more content and volume with critical business partners.

"The AMS-IX Inter-IPX service is an extension of what AMS-IX already does best, which is offering a carrier-grade interconnection solution, with a commitment to the service levels that are required in an IPX environment," says Eric Loos, Senior Product Manager of Capacity and IP at BICS. "It allows us to help our customers optimise their activities and compete even more dynamically in a market that presents new challenges every day."

"We are pleased that BICS has chosen to connect to our Inter-IPX service and recognizes the value of this service for its organization and end-users," says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "With its innovative and high level of service, BICS is a valuable addition to our Inter-IPX community."


The AMS-IX Inter-IPX solution allows IPX providers to peer IP traffic with each other in order to interconnect their customers, the mobile network operators. As such, end-to-end Quality of Service and security can be guaranteed. Furthermore, operational costs are reduced by bundling multiple services over a single, managed interconnect. The AMS-IX Inter-IPX service is GSMA compliant and supports IPX based services such as Premium Voice IPX, LTE Diameter signaling, GRX, and SIGTRAN. AMS-IX Hong Kong offers the Inter-IPX peering platform tailored to local market conditions. It offers a place where regional and neighboring IPX networks can efficiently link to one another and cover more territory, content and volume.

About AMS-IX Hong Kong

Founded in 2012, AMS-IX Hong Kong is a neutral Internet Exchange, offering high-quality IP peering and interconnectivity services as well as an Inter-IPX service for the Asian region. AMS-IX Hong Kong is a cooperation between AMS-IX and Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and is built on AMS-IX's successful and proven European business model. AMS-IX Hong Kong offers Asian networks the benefits of a professional Internet Exchange point in the region and easy access through HGC to more than 750 networks currently part of the AMS-IX community in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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About BICS

BICS is recognized in the wholesale communications market as a top global voice carrier and the leading provider of mobile data services. We aim at bridging the telecom world with the new unconventional communication providers worldwide. Our innovative suite of solutions for Voice, Messaging, Data & Connectivity, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Fraud & Security, Roaming, MVNE and Asset Monetization are designed to bring value to our customers' businesses.

BICS is headquartered in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Dubai, Madrid, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. 

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Contact information

Pauline Hartsuiker
M: +31 (0)6 4893 1648
T: +31 (0)20 305 8999

Alexandru Filip
M: +32 474 35 90 32

Source: AMS-IX