TOKYO, Japan – June 15, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Globe Telecom has expanded its network points-of-presence to Equinix’s Tokyo-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center to improve network performance and enhance customer experience. Globe is the first Philippine network carrier to be deployed in Equinix’s Tokyo facilities and can now be directly accessed by other networks and telecommunication service providers inside Equinix’s TY2 data center.
TY2, recognized for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and network density, is strategically located to access multiple subsea cable systems. Deploying the Globe Telecom network node at Equinix’s TY2 data center will enable an international gateway between the Philippines and the United States and help the company meet increasing demand for connectivity services, including International Private Leased (IPL), Ethernet and IP services.
“Japan is an important location for us, and Equinix makes our expansion to strategic global networks possible. The network community can benefit from the efficient and highly resilient connectivity to the Globe Telecom network in order to help meet their customers’ needs. The TY2 data center is a strategic place to locate our network node to readily extend our footprint and enable wide network choices for performance optimization. Equinix’s growing base of international and local customers from data-centric industries also creates compounded market exposure for us,” said Jesus C. Romero, enterprise segments head of Globe Telecom’s Globe Business unit.
“We are extremely pleased that Globe Telecom has chosen Equinix to support its expansion,” said Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix in Japan. “Japan acts as a junction for many Asia-Pacific cable routes and the TY2 data center is ideally located to support network carriers like Globe Telecom who want to springboard into other markets.”
About Globe Telecom
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services which include mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom; both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and across the region. For more information, visit http://www.globe.com.ph/