Verizon Digital Media Services Expands Network into Additional AMS-IX Internet Exchanges

Amsterdam — May 10, 2016 — AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) and Verizon Digital Media Services today announce an agreement to expand Verizon Digital Media Services’ presence from the AMS-IX platform in Amsterdam to all AMS-IX Internet Exchanges in markets where Verizon Digital Media Services already has a presence, beginning with AMS-IX Hong Kong.

“Our partnership with AMS-IX is a demonstration of our commitment to providing a better experience for Internet users around the world,” says Rob Peters, Chief Technology Officer at Verizon Digital Media Services. “With our presence at numerous AMS-IX Internet Exchanges, we are able to provide faster and more reliable services to our customers, ensuring high-quality user experiences on our content delivery network.”

Internet users increasingly demand high-quality content at lightning-fast speeds. As a digital media distribution platform, Verizon Digital Media Services is responding by adding direct local connectivity from its content delivery network to many of the world’s broadband providers, through Internet Exchanges.

The digital economy hinges on collaboration, an integral part of AMS-IX’s strategy. Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer at AMS-IX, explains: “Verizon Digital Media Services has been a valuable and long-term member of our peering platform in Amsterdam. As a major content delivery network and leader in the digital media space, they bring key content to Internet Exchanges, contributing to their growth and the performance of the Internet in general. Their expansion to other AMS-IX locations shows the trust they have in our business model.”

Verizon Digital Media Services is part of AOL and has an open peering policy. With AMS-IX, Verizon Digital Media Services is able to easily establish peering with any network. For specific details of available peering points, visit or


About AMS-IX

Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, non-profit and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Business Internet traffic at AMS-IX has a peak of more than 4.5 Terabits per second (Tbps) and it interconnects close to 800 IP networks, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world.

The AMS-IX platform provides IP interconnection and peering services of a guaranteed high quality for all types of IP traffic, irrespective whether this is traditional data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic or video. By means of peering, these networks can provide their end users (both consumers as well as companies) with stabile, fast and cost-efficient Internet services.

AMS-IX also manages the world’s first mobile peering points: The Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the IPX interconnection points. Furthermore, AMS-IX manages two additional Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean on Curaçao. AMS-IX’s subsidiary company AMS-IX USA Inc. manages AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

For further information on this press release, please contact:

Pauline Hartsuiker
Mobile: +31 (0)6 4893 1648
Tel.: +31 (0)20 305 8999

Verizon Digital Media Services
Amber Wilson
Mobile: + 1 (213) 264-4924

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