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19 April 2017

25% more IP traffic over the AMS-IX Caribbean Exchange

Willemstad. Curaçao. 21:45. The sun went down a couple of hours ago, but the air is still warm and humid. At a dark parking lot surrounded by sand coloured buildings we have just witnessed a new record. An internet traffic record to be precise. The solar panels on the buildings

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06 February 2017

AMS-IX and Sify launch Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange in Mumbai

New Internet Exchange Aims to Accelerate Internet Growth Throughout India.

AMS-IX and Sify today announced the launch of AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral, open Internet Exchange (IX) in Mumbai, India.

“India is one of the world’s fastest growing internet markets,” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX…

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02 February 2017

Events in the spotlight - CANTO

Earlier this week, Nico Scheper attended the CANTO’s 33rd Annual General Meeting & Mini Expo in Curacao. During this three-day meeting, Nico gave a presentation called "Internet Exchanges and Improving the regional Internet Performance". The presentation was well received and was in line with CANTO’s vision of shaping information communication…

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04 October 2016

Event in the Spotlight: Peering Forum at LACNIC 26

AMS-IX Caribbean again organized the Peering Forum at LACNIC together with Facebook, Google, Netflix and ISOC. The event was well attended and received. Coincidentally to the event, AMS-IX Caribbean reached a new peak internet traffic rate: 11.9 Gbps. 

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The organizers of the Peering Forum at LACNIC26

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21 September 2016

The Smart Nation Conference

Nico Scheper of AMS-IX Caribbean attended Smart Nation on September 8 and 9 in Curaçao. We also had a stand there to promote Curaçao as a potential digital hub in the Caribbean. 

The ultimate goal of a Smart Nation is to improve the quality of life through technology while simultaneously…

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08 June 2016

UTS Becomes First Reseller of AMS-IX Caribbean

AMS-IX Caribbean and UTS signed a Reseller Agreement enabling UTS to offer acces to the AMS-IX Caribbean platform from their data centre in Curacao. UTS is the first reseller that can offer connections to AMS-IX Caribbean. The agreement was signed by Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX and Danilo Zabala, CCO…

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06 May 2016

The 2nd Edition of The Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF).

The second edition of the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF) was held in Willemstad, Curacao.

CarPIF is a unique forum providing participants with regional as well as global insights on how the Caribbean can maximize the opportunities for interconnection and peering between local, regional and international Internet Service…

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22 October 2015

AMS-IX Caribbean Showing Strong Growth in Peak Internet Traffic

AMS-IX Caribbean’s peak Internet traffic is growing strongly this year. In the previous months this traffic has increased by 41% from 6.6 Gb/s to 9.3 Gb/s. This is already much higher than the compound annual growth rate of 24% which Cisco has forecasted in its Visual Networking Index for Internet…

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08 October 2015

AMS-IX Caribbean Bronze Sponsor LACNIC Caribbean & CaribNOG10

AMS-IX Caribbean is a bronze sponsor of LACNIC Caribbean on the move & CaribNOG10. LACNIC Caribbean on the move consists of two days of informational seminars and workshops and will target, inter alia, senior policy makers/government officials, regulators, IT professionals, university students, and technology journalists and bloggers. CaribNOG is an…

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05 October 2015

AMS-IX USA Inc. and GlobeNet Partner to Provide Easier Access to Internet Peering Services

Partnership Unlocks Access to South America and Enables Remote Connectivity for Parties to Peer at AMS-IX New York

AMS-IX USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), welcomes wholesale provider of Latin and North America data network services GlobeNet as the first Brazilian company…

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25 September 2015

AMS-IX Caribbean Heads to Colombia for LACNIC 24

Nico Scheper of AMS-IX Caribbean and Erik Verhoef of AMS-IX in Amsterdam will be attending LACNIC 24 in Bogotá, Colombia from September 28 until October 2. In addition to AMS-IX Caribbean being an exhibitor at this event, it is also a proud sponsor of the Peering Forum. This small event…

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27 August 2015

AMS-IX Appoints Saskia Poelman as CFO

AMS-IX has appointed Saskia Poelman (46) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She arrives at AMS-IX at an exciting time as the company’s strong growth continues: 60 new parties were connected to the peering platform in the first half of 2015, bringing the total to more than 725 members and customers.

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25 June 2015

AMS-IX Caribbean on the Agenda at MORE-IP 2015

Nico Scheper, Director Business Development at AMS-IX Caribbean, gave an update about the Caribbean Internet Exchange platform at MORE-IP 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He explained during his presentation how the average download speed and Internet penetration improved in the Caribbean due to the presence of AMS-IX Caribbean. He also…

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01 June 2015

Looking back on LACNIC Peering Forum

Together with Google, Internexa and Netflix, AMS-IX Caribbean sponsored the LACNIC Peering Forum. This social event was held on May 21st in Lima, Peru. The event was a big success and will again be organized next year. 

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27 May 2015

Blogpost: Job Witteman - Building the Internet Together

Who remembers the war between Betamax and VHS? It was a period of intense competition when incompatible models of video recorders arrived on the consumer market. Betamax was the first and possibly also the best. It did however lose its battle in the competition against the VHS format, which was…

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