Equinix Expands Internet Exchange Ecosystem in South Korea

Equinix Enables KINX and KRIX Internet Exchange and Network Services in SL1 Data Center


Bengaluru, India– Equinix announced that customers in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) SL1 are able to connect with the Internet Exchange (IX) and network services of Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX) and Sejong Telecom’s Korea Internet Exchange (KRIX).

Internet Exchanges are the crucial locations where content and access networks meet and internet bandwidth is produced. This enables effective internet traffic exchange.

As it is possible to link to KINX and KRIX within SL1, Equinix customers can interconnect and peer with various internet service providers and content providers through their respective IXs. This will allow high-speed and low-latency traffic exchange, reducing packet loss, jitter, and out-of-order packet delivery.

When customers route some of their traffic off the internet and connect directly within the ecosystem of Equinix Internet Exchange service, they can enjoy network reliability, reduced network traffic latency, improved performance and reduced cost for IP transit.`

The expanded IX ecosystem will provide optionality and meet the increasing digital infrastructure and IX demands.

Equinix’s carrier-neutral and open interconnection capability aligns with PCH’s open peering policies. It will lead to rapid growth of new interconnection in each of its facilities.

“South Korea is known for having one of the fastest Internet networks around the world. We have high internet penetration with 93% of Koreans using the Internet, leading to demands for ever-increasing levels of network performance and capacity,” said Chris Jang, Managing Director at Equinix Korea. “The collaboration with domestic IXs including KINX and KRIX will offer more choices and enhance network services for our customers, including PCH, to accelerate businesses’ digitalization. We will look forward to welcoming more IXs to our ecosystem and peer at SL1.”

With the expanded IX ecosystem, SL1 customers can enjoy benefits of:

  • Optionality: Aggregate traffic to multiple peers on one physical port. It handles multiple small peers while moving high-traffic peers to private interconnects.
  • Performance: Reduce network hops and congestion for end users of your content and applications.
  • Control: Create and manage your connections, on demand, through a globally consistent portal.
  • Reduce costs: Aggregate thousands of peering sessions onto a single hardware platform.
  • Rich ecosystem: Discover and connect to thousands of networks, large enterprises, and cloud and IT service providers.
  • Greater visibility: View detailed reports and monitor network performance across peering locations.