LCL Joins AMS-IX

The collocation company LCL has entered into a partnership agreement with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX)

August 31, 2004

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DIEGEM, Belgium -- The colocation company LCL has entered into a partnership agreement with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of Europe's largest independent nodes for the exchange of internet traffic. Through this agreement, LCL can now offer AMS-IX ports to its ISP- and web-housing clients, at its own datacentre in Diegem. They no longer need to rent space in one of the four AMS-IX locations in Amsterdam.

According to Laurens van Reijen: “By offering the possibility of acquiring AMS-IX ports at the LCL datacenter, we think we can offer an even better service to our clients. LCL will take care of the data transport to the AMS-IX in Amsterdam.”

Clients can now set up peering contacts with AMS-IX members. We are convinced that our clients will be able to route about 25% to 35% of the traffic via internet, with the rest taking place via IP Transit providers, which will always remain important.

To connect to an Internet Exchange, it is essential to have your own AS number available, own IP space and a router supporting BGP4. During the past year, the amount of Internet Companies in Belgium requesting their own AS number, has raised dramatically, a sign indicating that internet is reaching maturity.

The first company making use of the AMS-IX solution of LCL is the French company Avence Multimedia, who situated their Network Operations Centre(NOC) at LCL in Diegem.

LCL Telehousing NV

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