IAA members will now be able to expand their network connections into over 40 countries following the establishment of interconnect API with PCCW Global.

PCCW Global are the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. PCCW has an extensive global network footprint, with points of presence worldwide and interconnections directly with key cloud, IX, IoT and SaaS partners, all of whom are accessible and available via the platform.

Through the new collaboration, customers of either IAA’s peering fabric, IX Australia or PCCW Global’s Console Connect SDI® platform will be able to access all network services on either carrier or fabric through their respective online portals.

“IAA is committed to the development and growth of the industry, both within Australia and internationally,” explains IAA Chair, David Hooton.

“Collaborating with PCCW Global on a project like this is beneficial to our members and the wider Internet community as it removes connection complexity, allowing opportunities to readily expand for global reach. This enables our members to deliver a tremendous expansion of services both into and out of Australia.”

The Console Connect is one of the largest Software Defined Interconnect platforms, spanning over 128 data centres across the globe, with that number continuing to grow. Once connected, IAA members can provision on-demand connectivity between key data centres, partners and all major cloud on-ramp operators, including AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and NAVER Business Platform. They can also directly connect with other key IX operators in Europe and the United States who are already on the platform, including players such as DE-CIX.

IAA members wanting to sign up for Console Connect must create a log in on the Console Connect website https://www.consoleconnect.com and request a connection via the portal.

For more information contact the team on peering@ix.asn.au