22 October 2013

AMS-IX Optimizes Partner Program

In the past years, AMS-IX’s partner network has made a valuable contribution to the growth of the exchange. To further increase partner involvement and to reward successful partners, AMS-IX is introducing an optimized partner program.

In the first half of 2013, AMS-IX received already 71 new connection requests, resulting…

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21 October 2013

NetIX Now Partner of Amsterdam Internet Exchange

NetIX has joined the reselling program of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange). The partnership enables NetIX to remotely connect parties to peer at the exchange and enhance their IP service offering.

With over 600 connected networks and a growing community of members extending worldwide, AMS-IX is the world’s largest neutral…

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17 October 2013

New Version Online of the AMS-IX General Terms and Conditions

There have been some changes to the AMS-IX General Terms and Conditions. Version 2011 is therefore replaced by the 2013 version. If you have any questions about the new document please send an email to

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28 September 2013

Majority of AMS-IX Members Support Set Up of US-based Legal Entity

As announced earlier, the Board of the AMS-IX Association proposed the set up of a US-based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. In an extraordinary General Meeting (GM) held on 27 September 2013, AMS-IX members approved the set up of a US-based legal entity by a majority…

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18 September 2013

SEACOM to be the First Pan-African Reseller of the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point

AMS-IX expands services into Africa with a new regional Internet Exchange hub

SEACOM, a pan-African ICT enabler, will be the first reseller of the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point in Mombasa, Kenya, which is planned to go live mid-November. This new exchange is an initiative of AMS-IX in…

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17 September 2013

AMS-IX Starts New Regional Internet Exchange Hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in Collaboration with KIXP

Ports to the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point ready for order

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is building a new peering platform in Mombasa, Kenya, to help develop East Africa’s regional Internet interconnection. This initiative is in collaboration with the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) and…

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09 September 2013

AMS-IX CTO Appointed as Chairman of the Open-IX IXP Standards Committee

Henk Steenman to help define technical standards for Internet exchange setup in the US

The Open-IX Board has appointed Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), as the chairman of its IXP standards committee. Steenman will be responsible for helping to define the technical standards for…

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19 August 2013

Cooperation is the Future for IXPs

Internet exchanges have come a long way since the early nineties, when most of these platforms were formed. In the previous twenty years the niche industry of IP interconnection through public peering has seen a number of (r)evolutions. I purposefully use (r) here as in some cases these changes were…

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12 August 2013

TEDxAmsterdam: How did the Internet make your idea a reality?

Share your story now and win a ticket to TEDxAmsterdam

What would the world have looked like if important innovators like Martin Luther King or Albert Einstein had access to the Internet and could have spread their words and findings? What if Vincent van Gogh could have told…

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22 July 2013

Insights in AMS-IX’s New Connections

In the first six months of 2013 AMS-IX welcomed a high number of new connections. A total of 59 new customers got connected to the world’s leading Internet exchange. This number is a new record compared to the first six months of previous years. In 2012, AMS-IX added 50 new…

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26 June 2013

AMS-IX’s brief for the purpose of the roundtable discussion of the Committee on Interior of The Dutch House of Representatives (26-06-2013) regarding the practices, consequences and legal frameworks related to wire-tapping (of Internet traffic)

Role and meaning of Internet Exchanges (IXs) within the Internet infrastructure

The Internet is a network of networks, based on the Internet Protocol (IP). Currently, around 45,000 different unique IP networks exist worldwide, providing functions such as access to end-users, content, application, website hosting and transport provision. To directly…

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25 June 2013

400GE: Work in Preparation

400GE will most likely succeed 100GE. How this new standard will be implemented in the future is, however, still a topic for discussion. At the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking event in June 2013 this became clear during the panel debate ‘Addressing the needs for higher speeds – 400GE…

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19 June 2013

MORE-IP 2013 well attended & evaluated

MORE-IP 2013 was a big success! We welcomed 33% more attendees than at last year’s event and the event scored 8 points out of 10 in the MORE-IP evaluation survey that AMS-IX held amongst the attendees. Organised for the third year in a row, the two-day event was held in…

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19 June 2013

Looking back at MORE-IP 2013: The Internet as an integral part of our everyday life

‘The Internet of Things is an out-dated term, it is actually the Internet of Everything’, said tech journalist David Lemereis, one of the speakers at the MORE-IP event, held in Amsterdam last month. His words kicked off the theme of the event: Crossover, From Virtual to Reality. According to David…

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11 June 2013

Official reaction of AMS-IX to statements in the media and questions by Dutch Parliament regarding wire-tapping of Internet traffic

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) was mentioned in news and social media related to wire-tapping by Dutch government and Dutch security institutes in the last few days. Moreover, questions related to AMS-IX have been posted to minister Plasterk of the Interior and Kingdom Relations by member of Dutch Parliament Van Raak…

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