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The Internet and all its applications have almost become part of our senses these days. Many of us feel the need to be online 24 hours a day, to be interconnected with friends, family, colleagues and customers, or with the world at large. This interconnectivity of people is fed by the interconnectivity of the networks they are using, which is the main purpose of Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX).

AMS-IX is a neutral and member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms around the world. Our platform in Amsterdam plays a crucial role at the core of the internet for more than 25 years and is one of the largest hubs for global internet traffic. Connecting to AMS-IX ensures internet companies such as internet service providers, telecom companies and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed in an efficient, fast, secure, stable and cost-effective way. This allows them to offer low latency and engaging online experiences for end-users.


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In this episode of the Digital Centre’s podcast, host Omer Wilson talks with both AMS-IX’s CEO Peter van Burgel and Digital Realty’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific Mark Smith on how the digital behaviour has changed since the beginning of the global pandemic and what that means for the future of internet exchanges, data centres and the digital ecosystem.

Video: AMS-IX Community Talk: A2B Internet, anti-DDoS approach

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If you’ve been on holiday in Europe this summer, you were probably a lot less shocked by your phone bill when you returned. You can thank the EU for that. Earlier this year, new rules capped data roaming charges at just €0.05/MB above your home tariff.

As a stock trading firm you operate in a very volatile market. You have to immediately respond to what you see and make the right choice at the right time. You completely rely on accurate and real-time data. And then the network connectivity is lost… Bye bye profit.

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