TINet is an ideal partner who brings a valuable product and solution to the ChIX community
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Milan, Italy and Chicago, IL (Vocus) September 23, 2008
Tiscali International Network (TINet), the world’s only carrier exclusively dedicated to the wholesale IP-MPLS market, and The Chicago IX (ChIX), the first non-profit Internet Exchange platform operating in Chicago, Illinois, today announced that TINet’s Remote Peering solutions are now available to the ChIX member community. This groundbreaking peering arrangement will open up TINet’s Remote Peering Solutions to an anxious new market segment and further solidify the Chicago IX’s role as a key Internet exchange Point in the Mid-West.
TINet’s Remote Peering product offer customers a variety of choices that include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solutions as well as dedicated bandwidth and bandwidth on-demand options. These IP ‘flavours’ are specifically engineered to be optimized over TINet’s global MPLS network where latency is guaranteed and Class of Service (CoS) is monitored and enforced through their world-class 24x7 pro-active monitoring and help desk.
The ChIX, a non-profit platform, is a unique service model. ChIX is managed and delivered by some of the leading minds in the industry and provides the IP community with a network neutral platform focused on providing quality of service while simultaneously focused on creating a community that works together.
"TINet is an ideal partner who brings a valuable product and solution to the ChIX community,” commented James Cornman, Chief Technical Officer of Metro Xchanges, the managing company of the ChIX. “To enable fast, simple, Ethernet connectivity to a global leader providing quality MPLS solutions is a value add, not only to members of the ChIX, but any network provider looking to enter the Chicago market.”
“The ChIX offers TINet a unique experience to offer our quality class of service, products and solutions to a sophisticated market-place,” added Paolo Gambini, CMO of Tiscali International Network. “We see this as an opportunity to expand our reach, while participating in ground-breaking chance to be part of a growing community.”
The ChIX platform was made possible by donations from Atlantic Metro Communications, Steadfast Networks, Bit Gravity, Townsend Asset Group, James Cornman and Stephen Klenert. The platform is located at 350 East Cermak Road, Suite 240 in Chicago, Illinois.
About Metro Xchanges
Metro Xchanges is a non-profit organization that operates public Internet exchange points. The company launched the first non-profit exchange point the ChIX in January 2008 and has had positive response in the marketplace. The company was formed on the basis that it will serve the community as a non-profit neutral platform focused on providing quality of service while dedicated in creating a community that is focused on working together.
For more information on ChIX, please visit http://www.chicagoix.net.
About Tiscali International Network (TINet)
Tiscali International Network (TINet) - the carrier arm of Tiscali Group - is a pure play carrier business delivering International Wholesale Products to Carriers and Service Providers worldwide. As a specialist player exclusively focusing on wholesale customers, TINet has engineered its network and its organisation to deliver the best service experience to its Service Providers customer base.
TINet IP/MPLS backbone counts 90 POPs and extends over 16 European countries and across the United States, Canada, as well as Singapore and Hong Kong. Its Autonomous Systems (AS3257) in only 5 years has grown up to become a core ASN in the global Internet routing table as well as the largest IPv6 backbone outside Asia. TINet has been one of the very first companies worldwide to have a “next generation Internet” multi-service network in actual production that implements a full suite of service-enabling protocols such as MPLS, CoS, IPv6 and Multicasting.
For more information on TINet, please visit http://www.tiscali.net.
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