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QIX launches its core node in Cologix’s Montreal data centre

Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and co-location company, announced that the Quebec Internet Exchange (QIX) has deployed its core node in the firm's data centre facility in Montreal to support its recently launched peering...


April 25, 2013  


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Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and co-location company, announced that the Quebec Internet Exchange (QIX) has deployed its core node in the firm’s data centre facility in Montreal to support its recently launched peering exchange.

The QIX is a non-profit association, led by some of the largest names in the Quebec Internet community with support from public and private sector stakeholders.

“With access to eight million Quebec residents, and with 2+ million households with fixed line broadband subscriptions, Montreal is the natural home for the new Quebec Internet Exchange,” said Sylvie LaPerriere, chairperson of the QIX and program manager for peering and content distribution at Google. “QIX represents a critical step towards creating a more robust domestic Internet, not just in Quebec, but across Canada.”

For QIX members, the new exchange point will:

*     Reduce IP transit costs as a result of settlement-free or cost-free peering arrangements between the members of QIX, which includes Internet service providers and other corporate and public sector partners throughout Quebec.

*     Improve performance and reduce costs for consumers by keeping traffic local without round tripping to exchanges in Toronto or New York.

*     Provide close proximity to the European cable landing stations in Halifax.