The Batam Internet Exchange is an IXP based within the Batam Island, Indonesia. Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) serve as a focal point of bandwidth or network capacity. Participating entities interconnect or “peer” with one another to improve network performance, increase resiliency, and reduce operational costs.
Peering exchanges just make sense. Why pay premium prices to transit a NAP network, when you can connect to an inordinate number of your fellow regional networks for a single flat monthly cost? Don’t pay per megabyte to get to the company down the road! Latency is another factor – Batam is uniquely located between two massive network markets, Singapore and Sumatera then Jakarta. This means your traffic is likely bouncing from Sumatera to Jakarta and back again to Batam then to Singapore, just to get to your neighbor. Let’s put an end to that.
Where To Connect?
Currently, BatamIX has a PoP in Gedung Poltek Batam Center. We do plan to expand our footprint into other datacenters in the region, as demand increases.