RETN joins BIX Reseller Program

London-Budapest, 14th April – RETN became the first international provider to join the recently launched BIX reseller program. This partnership enables RETN to provide remote peering at this leading Hungarian IXP to its clients in different regions covered by RETN’s pan-European network.

The BIX platform has 3 locations in Budapest offering peering services to local and international companies. At the moment there are more than 50 members connected to BIX, including the world’s IT giants such as Google and Microsoft. RETN, BIX’s member since 2009, has a dedicated reseller port to provide Remote IX service to this IXP.

“By partnering with BIX, the biggest IXP in Hungary, we are opening new geographical possibilities for peering to our customers. Wholesale and Enterprise customers who seek better connectivity in the region can seamlessly connect to BIX from any RETN PoP. By bringing remote peers closer to each other at BIX, we enable them to benefit from peering in Hungary, optimising their traffic and reducing overheads,” said Tony O’Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer at RETN.

“BIX is delighted to cooperate with RETN, which has already established successful relationships with a number of major international IXPs and proved to be a valuable remote peering provider. RETN’s network reach and interconnections with other networks will certainly add additional value to further development of BIX, and we hope that our partnership will be mutually beneficial. We have already received high interest in remote connections and are expecting to have our first new peers soon,” stated János Angeli, Chairman of the BIX Committee.

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About BIX

BIX (Budapest Internet Exchange) was established in 1995, operating at 3 Data Center locations in Budapest (SZTAKI/Dataplex/Dataneum), which are connected on their 100G backbone using CISCO Nexus 7710 switches. The exchange has 52 connected members (18 international and 34 domestic) with a total of 928 Gbps connected capacity and has 236 Gbps aggregated peak traffic with an annual peering traffic growth rate of 10%. BIX Budapest provides the perfect peering location for Central European and Balkans based telecom operators. The newly launched BIX Reseller Program (called BIXViP) is focused on increasing the number of international members.

About RETN

RETN is an international network service provider offering a range of services across its own fibre-optic network to carriers, ISPs, large enterprises, CDNs, governmental organisations, Hosting and Cloud Providers. RETN has over 32,000 km of fibre on its pan-European network which connects 28 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, with a heavy presence in the high growth markets of Eastern Europe and Russia. The RETN backbone (which is connected directly to all major carrier-neutral DCs) carries a large proportion of international traffic in the regions it passes through. The DWDM based network is designed in a ring-architecture offering multiple layers of redundancy. The network’s unique geographical footprint provides over 5 Tbps of capacity over its four primary routes between the West and Asia.

Contact RETN

Daria Soroka

Communications Officer

Tel.: +44 20 7517 6400

Email: market@retn.net

www.retn.net

Contact BIX Budapest

János Angeli

Chairman of the BIX Committee

Tel.: +36 1 238 0115

Email: bix@iszt.hu

www.bix.hu