RETN joins BCIX Partner Program
RETN has joined the BCIX Partner Program to provide its customers with remote peering to the leading IXP of Berlin and the Eastern Germany area. The official partner status enables RETN to offer BCIX peering services to its wholesale and corporate clients at more than 150 locations over RETN’s global network.
The BCIX platform with its neutral peering policy is distributed over 6 data centers in Berlin and offers a wide range of peering products, allowing each BCIX member to interconnect with a well sorted peer variation of German access providers, large content networks, enterprise customers and many others. The cooperation between RETN and BCIX will bring distant peers from both parties closer together enabling them to benefit from remote peering in Germany.
“We are delighted to partner up with BCIX. This fast growing IXP is a reliable peering platform for many German and international customers as well as the focal point for peering in Berlin and the surrounding area. We are sure that our partnership will be mutually beneficial and open new opportunities to RETN’s customers to establish effective peering relationships, providing improved traffic routing with reduced overheads,” Tony O’Sullivan, Managing Director, RETN Ltd.
“BCIX is happy to start this cooperation with such a valuable interconnection partner as RETN. RETN will enhance BCIX’s reachability into Russia and many Eurasian countries and will enable peers from those countries to interconnect easily to the bustling capital of Germany,” Christian Kroeger, Member of the board, BCIX.
Founded in 2002, the Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange (BCIX) is a neutral not-for-profit association and positions itself as being Berlin’s leading Internet Exchange. It is a network gateway to 5.8 million people living in the area of Berlin and Brandenburg. BCIX also connects to all kinds of local business access providers giving connectivity to one of Berlin’s most fascinating industry. The creative industry with about 37,000 companies employs more than 300,000 workers and produces an annual turnover of about 30 billion Euros. BCIX enjoys its good reputation for the following reasons:
• Neutral IXP for Berlin
• Lower network latency for the huge Berlin market
• Robust peering platform distributed over 6 data centers
• Broad range of peering products
• Low cost interconnections
RETN is an international network service provider offering a variety of telecommunications services across its own fiber-optic network. RETN has lit up over 30 000 km of fiber on its homogeneous pan-European network that connects 26 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, with a heavy presence in the ever-growing markets of Eastern Europe and Russia. RETN’s network is directly connected to all major carrier-neutral DCs, IXPs and carries a considerable proportion of international traffic in the regions it passes through. RETN Group of companies is represented by several regional offices providing RETN’s services and integrated solutions in various territories.
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