IX Reach pushes into Middle East

Global network and remote peering provider IX Reach claims a partnership with the UAE-IX internet exchange will cut capacity costs for telcos in the Middle East.
The firm has become an official reseller for the Dubai-based exchange, which is operated by DE-CIX, giving it the ability to offer operators and content providers bundled high-speed capacity and fractional ports covering data rates of 100-Mbps through 10-Gbps.
IX Reach claims the deal enables it to offer a local alternative for regional traffic exchange, which will offset high capacity prices in the region.
Marco Brandstaetter, business development manager for UAE-IX, says IX Reach has the “reach and gravitas in the international network operators’ community to bring new and important players into the exchange.”
UAE-IX is offering fractional ports of up to 1-GE free for six months, to commemorate its first year of operations. Stephen Wilcox, founder and technical director of IX Reach, says the partnership and special offer provides customers “with a less risky and more cost effective option for connecting to the region.”