STT GDC and SGIX advance Internet interconnectivity in Singapore with PoP in STT Tai Seng 1
Singapore, 16 July 2018 – ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) today announced a partnership with Singapore Internet Exchange Ltd (SGIX) to augment Singapore’s Internet interconnectivity with the launch of a SGIX point of presence (PoP) in STT Tai Seng 1, a colocation facility hosting network service providers, digital media and content providers and submarine cable systems.
Located in eastern Singapore, STT Tai Seng 1 currently serves the Singapore and Asia Pacific markets. With SGIX’s presence in STT Tai Seng 1, STT GDC’s customers will be able to peer with its members and benefit from improved traffic routing performance and reduced Internet traffic exchange costs. SGIX is an open and neutral Internet exchange in Singapore with close to 100 members comprising global carriers, Internet service providers, content and social networking services, gaming and technology companies, and content delivery networks. SGIX’s services are now available to STT GDC’s customers across its six data centre facilities in Singapore through metro links.
Patrick Scodeller, SGIX Chairman said,
“SGIX continues to strive and promote efficient exchange of Internet traffic with the objective of lowering interconnectivity costs and improving our peering members’ network performance. We are pleased to partner STT GDC, one of the global leaders in the data centre industry by extending our service coverage into one of its carrier-neutral data centre in Singapore, STT Tai Seng 1. This exciting partnership re-iterates our ongoing effort in bringing cost efficient Internet peering services across the country.”
Chris Street, Group Chief Marketing Officer of STT GDC, said,
“Efficient and reliable network connectivity is now a vital business driver, as sluggish speeds and downtimes can quickly result in financial and reputational losses. The advent of latest technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AIT) further escalates the critical need for reliable and efficient data flows. With the addition of SGIX’s PoP in STT Tai Seng 1, our customers can now gain more quality network options and accelerated business interactions to our customers within a state-of-the-art infrastructure and scalable platform equipped for their businesses today and tomorrow.”