Epsilon, a privately owned global connectivity and communications Service Provider has partnered with France-IX, an Internet Exchange in France, to simplify and accelerate how Service Providers connect to peering points across France.
Epsilon’s partners can connect directly to each of the France-IX member communities in Paris and Marseille from its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform.
The extension of the Epsilon Infiny platform into the France-IX Paris and Marseille IXP hubs enriches its offering, so that Epsilon customers around the world can connect, from any Epsilon Point of Presence, to France-IX and its extensive peering community of several hundreds of Internet networks with significant traffic in the Internet French market.
In addition, Service Providers gain access to France-IX’s IXP in Marseille, a city where 13 submarine cables land and which has become a traffic aggregation point between Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. This means that the end users behind those service providers in French-speaking markets across the globe benefit from greater performance and an improved customer experience.
“Our mission at Epsilon is to make accessing Internet Exchange Points across the globe simple and efficient. With Paris and Marseille, we are adding important communications hubs to our Global Interconnect Fabric and growing our Infiny on-demand connectivity platform,” says Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon. “Our partnership with France-IX will give Service Providers access to new peering partners in France and an improved end user experience when enjoying French content.”
Epsilon is actively growing the number of IXPs available on its Infiny by Epsilon platform and supports the growth of peering globally. Service Providers can use Infiny by Epsilon to connect to IXPs globally from a single platform with guaranteed Quality of Service and Experience.
The France-IX platform is spread across 9 Points of Presence in Paris and 2 in Marseille. Gathering more than 380 members through 340 connected ports, with traffic peaking at 1.2 Tbps in Paris and 130Gbps in Marseille, France-IX’ mission is to facilitate and ease the exchange of data, communications and transactions on the Internet in France.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Epsilon and are looking forward to growing the France-IX community together. Epsilon is taking a step further in providing a simple, quick and easy access through its Infiny platform. With no extra Capex, no need to deploy equipment locally, any Epsilon customer can connect to France-IX in a matter of hours, instead of days or even weeks in the past. This is a major breakthrough in our industry and we are excited to make it happen thanks to Epsilon,” explains Franck Simon, President at France-IX.ure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give partners friction-free access to global connectivity.