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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, have collaborated to extend the reach of DE-CIX’s cloud and data center offerings via the Console Connect SDI® platform by PCCW Global. The collaboration will also provide Console Connect customers direct on-demand access to the DE-CIX platform via the self provisioning platform.

The Console Connect SDI® platform, the world’s first global platform for Software-Defined Interconnection®, offers DE-CIX customers a real time self-provisioning, pay-as-you-go ecosystem that delivers on-demand virtual connections among 37 countries, together with instant provisioning to key cloud partners such as AWS, IBM Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, and direct, private connectivity to an additional 120 data centers in key markets throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North America.

DE-CIX provides premium network interconnection services and operates 18 carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchanges in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and India.

Mr. Ivo Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer of DE-CIX International, said, “It has always been DE-CIX’s ambition to make interconnection as easy as possible anywhere our customers need our services on the planet. This collaboration with PCCW Global is just the right step to getting interconnection even closer to the edge. We are thrilled to be the first IX globally to join the Console Connect SDI® platform.”

DE-CIX customers will be able to run private, secure virtual connections across the Console Connect platform and provision, upgrade and monitor services on-demand. The collaboration will enable DE-CIX customers who are using the Console Connect SDI® platform globally to instantly provision services from any data center directly into the DECIX platform.

Mr. Michael Glynn, Vice President of Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW Global, said, “We are pleased that this collaboration will be the first IX interconnect platform to be integrated with our global SDI® platform, enabling our wholesale and enterprise customers to instantly provision virtual circuits across our SDI® platform to access multi DE-CIX onramp locations. It also enables DE-CIX customers to purchase on-demand services via our platform from key cloud partners around the world and extend their IX platform to over 120 on-net data centers in 37 countries. This is another step in assuring SDI® platform for carriers, SD-WAN providers, IX platforms, and other SDN operators, helping them extend their reach and interconnect together via traditional Network-to-Network Interconnection using our self-provisioning portal, or integrating via API at any of our access points.”

The Console Connect SDI® platform overarches the worldwide PCCW Global network – spanning over 160 countries and 3,000 cities – offering an uncontended, redundant, core network with multiple diverse paths between countries.