First IPX Exchange platform in MEA set for launch

The platform by Etisalat will interconnect traffic from telcos, CDN, cloud players and ISPs

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First IPX Exchange platform in MEA set for launch The IPX exchange is expected to add value to the SmartHub data centre’s services by providing better connectivity and a reliable platform.
By  David Ndichu Published  September 18, 2017

Etisalat is set to launch the first IPX Exchange platform in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to support IPX traffic exchange, an integral part of its Smart Hub services.

The official launch of the exchange will take place at the 13th Telecoms World Middle East, an industry event that gathers experts from across global markets.

IPX Exchange is a platform through which Mobile Carriers, CDN, Cloud players and ISP’s can interconnect and exchange Ethernet traffic and roaming traffic, using MPLS (Layer2 and Layer3) among their networks.

Ali Amiri, Etisalat Group chief carrier and wholesale officer said: “The launch of the first IPX Exchange is an achievement as it sets a benchmark for Etisalat and the industry. The exchange will give our customers a high quality service in terms of flexibility of speed and accessibility. The IPX exchange will add value to the SmartHub data centre’s services and to our customers by providing them better connectivity and a reliable platform, also adding new facility to the existing platforms at United States, Europe and Singapore.

SmartHub have been powered by many platforms including submarine systems, capacity structuring, IX etc. all of which serves carriers and ISPs for carrier grade services. The latest IPX/GRX exchange platform will enable SmartHub to serve mobile carrier operators as well.

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