Gigabit to deliver seamless access to DE-CIX from South Texas
Dallas, 2 November 2021: DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem globally, announces it has added Gigabit Communications, LLC. to its Transport Partner Program. By establishing a Layer 2 Network to Network Interface (NNI) connection with DE-CIX Dallas, Gigabit’s network can now deliver seamless connectivity to the largest carrier and data center neutral IX operating in Texas, ranking among the top 15 IX’s in the United States. By connecting Gigabit’s network to DE-CIX Dallas, Gigabit customers in the Austin, San Antonio, and RGV metro regions including Harlingen, Mcallen, and Laredo, can now benefit from public peering, direct cloud access, and private connectivity solutions directly and more reliably with better performance over a single port.
By joining the DE-CIX Transport Partner Program, Gigabit adds DE-CIX Dallas as a destination on its network to deliver private connectivity to DE-CIX’s industry-leading multi-service interconnection platform. A connection to DE-CIX Dallas from Gigabit’s network streamlines and expedites connectivity while removing all third-party costs such as riser, cross connects, and extended cross connection fees.
Gigabit’s network provides fiber internet access, private Ethernet and cloud connectivity to leading providers including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The company’s fiber infrastructure coupled with its fixed wireless internet solutions offers customers speeds from 100Mbps to 100Gbps designed with full redundancy. The company promises a 99.99% uptime SLA with service turned up in 45-days, including expedited access to DE-CIX Dallas.
“DE-CIX Dallas welcomes Gigabit Communications and its extensive network reach as a Transport Partner, now enabling network operators throughout the South Texas market to readily access a major peering exchange,” comments Ed d’Agostino, VP and General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “Each Transport Partner connected to our platform brings the benefit of their unique network coverage as well as new customer and data center relationships. As a new Transport Partner, we are excited about Gigabit’s strong network connectivity, which allows us to serve more regional customers across our market leading IX platform.
“The DE-CIX Transport Partner Program is our way to serve a much greater region by reducing the costs of connectivity, and thereby enabling many more networks outside of our metro areas to access our exchanges cost effectively,” continues d’Agostino.
DE-CIX Dallas is the largest carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange and the fastest growing IX in the Southwest region, ranking among the top 15 largest IXs in the United States. The multi-service interconnection platform is accessible from over 40 neutral data center and colocation facilities throughout the market, with extended access from network operators, including Gigabit Communications. Today, there are over 100 networks, including carriers, ISPs, content, cloud, and other networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas. Beyond its local connectivity reach, the multi-service interconnection platform offers extended reach to New York, Chicago, Richmond and soon Phoenix with access to over 2,400 global networks throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia via DE-CIX’s GlobePEER Remote service.