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Press Release -- September 17th, 2019
Source: bso, ix-reach

BSO integrates IX Reach core network to create a global network powerhouse

17th September 2019 – BSO has successfully integrated IX Reach into its award-winning low-latency global infrastructure, providing customers with exceptional performance, speed and scale, engineering talent, and the latest advancements in SDN networking and automated cloud provisioning.

This integration further increases the diversity of BSO’s global network and enriches the SDN and SD-WAN capabilities orchestrating BSO’s three state-of-the-art networks, strengthens its end-to-end cloud services, and enhances a customer experience already defining industry standards.

Notable enhancements include additional connectivity into South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney, new cloud location on-ramps, and proactive preparations for soon-to-be-announced providers joining the company’s global cloud ecosystem.

The integration also delivers an even denser North America network as well as deeper metropolitan penetration in over 12 metro cities globally, providing a strong network proposition for both wholesale partners and enterprise customers.

Michael Ourabah, founder and CEO of BSO, said: “Since BSO acquired IX Reach, we have worked around the clock to unite our complementary offerings while strengthening our specialist services that confidently operate on their own. We have brought together the best people, the most robust technology and our joint knowledge of working in every corner of the globe. This combination equips our customers with a potent blend to propel them forward in their own growth ambitions.”

The global integration accelerates BSO’s 100G rollout plans, with new paths in Marseille, London, New York, Ashburn and Chicago and expansions underway across Europe in Madrid, Milan, Zurich and Frankfurt. BSO’s network has also been bolstered by IX Reach’s Microsoft Azure C3 interconnects, which offer direct access in USA, Canada, Amsterdam and most recently, the UK. This offers full diversity away from the Slough campus with connectivity in the heart of the Docklands at Telehouse North.

Stephen Wilcox, founder of IX Reach and head of product, said: “This network integration truly cements our extremely strong challenger status, by proving our commitment to offering the best network latency paths, extensive easy-to-deploy cloud connectivity, advanced SDN automation, and robust direct partnerships.”

In May 2019, IX Reach became the latest company to join BSO’s rapidly growing portfolio of specialist connectivity, cloud and technology service providers. IX Reach’s services are accessed via One Portal, which enables customers simple management when procuring and delivering its cloud and infrastructure services.

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About BSO

BSO is a global telecoms operator powering the digital age.

15 years of innovation, independence and pioneering spirit underpin its customer relationships – trusted partnerships with technology-empowered companies that are embracing global opportunities, scaling rapidly and outperforming competitors.

From trading firms at finance’s bleeding edge to high-growth businesses where network performance, reach, diversity and exceptional 24/7 support defines success, BSO delivers every time.

The world’s largest privately-owned telecom company by PoP count. An unrivalled international footprint. Extensive expertise in difficult-to-access regions and emerging markets. A team listening intently to every customer’s unique needs. A broad spectrum of shared and dedicated services, unmanaged to fully managed. An uncontested consulting-led approach.

This bespoke intelligent infrastructure, incomparable speed, unmatched service, experience and state-of-the-art technology is what makes BSO a passionate partner rather than transactional provider.

About IX Reach

IX Reach is a global solutions provider offering SDN direct interconnection to all major cloud providers, remote peering at key Internet Exchanges, high-speed point-to-point/multipoint ethernet private line, metro DWDM, IP BGP transit and colocation.

IX Reach offers a portfolio of cost effective network services enabling carriers, ISPs, content and service providers to quickly and easily increase their network footprint and connect to the cloud without the need to invest heavily in owned infrastructure.

Discover new markets and endless possibilities with IX Reach.

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