Extreme IX partners with CtrlS to establish an Internet eXchange Point in Mumbai
Published 9 April 2021
Extreme IX, an Internet Exchange Point has entered into a collaboration with CtrlS Datacenters to start its Point of Presence (PoP) in CtrlS facility in Mahape, Navi Mumbai in India.
With this POP, it aims to provide consumers access to superior interconnection services. The launch of this PoP in Navi Mumbai is a part of the recently announced expansion plans to address the growing internet consumption while ensuring buffer and lag-free experience. With this, Extreme IX in Mumbai has a total of 12 PoPs, the company said.
Also, the strategic partnership with CtrlS will extend cutting-edge technology to the members of the network, thus making the interconnection seamless. Through these points of access, the company in collaboration with CtrlS is consistently working towards extending its mission to help the internet service provider ecosystem by boosting local traffic exchange.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, CtrlS said, ”Data centres and Internet Exchange Points are the perfect combination that can lead to the speedy adoption of Digital India. We are excited to be partnering with Extreme IX, our partnership will enable consumers to opt for reliable and efficient interconnection solutions.” He further added, “Our customers will benefit from reduced latency, lowered cost backed by robust internet connectivity, besides improved user experience.”
Raunak Maheshwari, Executive Director, Extreme group said, “Extreme IX since the beginning of its operations in India is working towards establishing a well-organised data transfer ecosystem. Our strategic and long-lasting collaboration to extend services across the country will help bring internet-enabled content closer to the end-consumers while encouraging more companies to adopt our services.”
Currently servicing out of 24 points of access across the country, Extreme IX with its steady expansion is attempting to enable a more neutral and faster interconnection platform in the country.
India is one of the biggest internet consumers in the world and thus the demand for an efficient interconnection service is increasing. Extreme IX currently has a network of over 350 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) directly connecting content providers like Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and Akamai. Participants in Extreme IX increased by 40 per cent in the year 2020 and is currently operational in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, according to the company.