SEACOM plans to expand its European connectivity to Amsterdam and will be the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program.
Joining the program gives SEACOM the opportunity to make connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for African Internet companies.
“Peering and IP interconnection between African and European networks will be greatly enhanced moving forward,” SEACOM said in a press statement.
AMS-IX has further plans to establish an Internet exchange presence in East Africa to keep regional Internet traffic in the area local. AMS-IX is currently in discussions with the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP), which is operated by the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), for close co-operation.
“To have a good interconnection and Internet performance in the region, the setup of an Internet exchange hub is essential. With our experience and knowledge we can make a valuable contribution.” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX.
“At the same time, we want to keep AMS-IX relevant for our members and customers. SEACOM has the services and connectivity to bring new unique networks from the African continent to Amsterdam, making it an important partner for AMS-IX.”