Equinix has announced that customers in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) SL1 are able to connect with the Internet Exchange (IX) and network services of Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX) and Sejong Telecom’s Korea Internet Exchange (KRIX).
Internet Exchanges are the crucial locations where content and access networks meet and internet bandwidth is produced, enabling effective internet traffic exchange.
According to the Global Interconnection Index (GXI) 2023, a market study recently announced by Equinix, Seoul’s interconnection bandwidth is forecast to reach 189 terabits per second (Tbps) by 2025, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47%, becoming the seventh largest metro in the Asia-Pacific region by 2025. The expanded IX ecosystem will provide optionality and meet the increasing digital infrastructure and IX demands from international and domestic businesses in SL1.
“South Korea is known for having one of the fastest Internet networks around the world. We have high internet penetration with 93% of Koreans using the Internet, leading to demands for ever-increasing levels of network performance and capacity,” said Chris Jang, Managing Director at Equinix Korea.
“The collaboration with domestic IXs including KINX and KRIX will offer more choices and enhance network services for our customers, including PCH, to accelerate businesses’ digitalization. We will look forward to welcoming more IXs to our ecosystem and peer at SL1.”