The Amsterdam Internet exchange, AMS-IX, and Indian ICT services provider Sify Technologies have opened AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral Internet exchange based in Mumbai.

Customers will be able to connect to the exchange via dedicated ports with speeds of multiple 1Gbps or 10Gbps.

Sify’s channel

Mumbai city at night
Mumbai city at night – Wikimedia Commons/Skye Vidur

“India is one of the world’s fastest growing Internet markets,” Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, said.

“The growth is being accelerated by 4G adoption, large content players establishing a footprint in India and the supportive policies of the government.”

He continued: “AMS-IX is able to contribute to the success of this IX by bringing its know-how and experience in building and maintaining neutral and independent Internet exchanges. We are very pleased to partner with Sify, as they add a wealth of local knowledge.”

Raju Vegesna, chairman of Sify, added: “We are already seeing a major interest in this new exchange throughout the marketplace.

“We believe that the establishment of this exchange will create the optimal ecosystem for acceleration of Internet adoption in India, while simultaneously supporting the Digital India initiatives. The open nature of AMS-IX India will provide all content and Internet service providers a truly global standard.”

Sify operates six data centers built to Tier III standards across Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, and runs a telecoms network that connects 43 data centers across India.