NIC.br / GlobeNet partnership strengthens Fortaleza IXP

GlobeNet will be responsible to host the most important National Internet's infrastructure in the North and Northeastern Region of Brazil.

The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) and GlobeNet are pleased to announce the implementation of the new central interconnection point at Fortaleza Internet Exchange Point (IXP). GlobeNet will be responsible to host the most important National Internet’s infrastructure for the exchange of traffic in the North and Northeastern Region of Brazil, providing its data center infrastructure in Fortaleza. It is expected that this IXP will become the second most important Point of Interconnection in the country, just behind São Paulo IXP.
Counting on the large and crescent numbers of ISPs, this new Fortaleza Central Interconnection Point will strengthen the distribution of local-based Internet content. “A country with continental proportions like Brazil cannot rely anymore on a single IXP for its critical traffic exchange. Network operators willing to exchange traffic are welcome to connect”, says Milton Kaoru Kashiwakura, NIC.br Special Projects and Development Director.
NIC.br is also deploying its first full-service infrastructure out of São Paulo on the same location. “The resolution of ‘.br’ domain names and all the operations conducted before by NIC.br only in Sao Paulo will also be available in Fortaleza. Those features aim to make this location the pole for NIC.br North/Northeast operations in Brazil”, says Frederico Neves, NIC.br Services and Technology Director.
NIC.br has chosen GlobeNet due the strong and solid infrastructure established in the northeastern part of Brazil, and also due to the:
• Higher level of datacenter services availability,
• Reliable dual ring-protected fiber-optic subsea cable system that connects north and south America and
• Neutrality
“We are thrilled to be able to announce a project like this; it will directly benefit the growing number of service providers in the region,” states Eduardo Falzoni, CEO at GlobeNet. “The implementation of the new, regional Fortaleza point of interconnection highlights GlobeNet’s commitment to helping our clients expand into new markets and improving access to the internet for end-users in Brazil.”

 

About the Brazilian Network Information Center – NIC.br
The Brazilian Network Information Center – NIC.br (http://www.nic.br/) is a civil entity, under private law and non-profit, which, in addition to implementing the decisions and projects of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), has among its attributions: to coordinate the registration of “.br” domain names – Registro.br (http://www.registro.br/), to study, answer and treat security incidents in Brazil – CERT.br (http://www.cert.br/), to study and research networks and operations technologies – Ceptro.br (http://www.ceptro.br/), to produce indicators on information and communication technologies – Cetic.br (http://www.cetic.br/), to foster and promote the evolution of the Web in Brazil – Ceweb.br (http://www.ceweb.br/) and to host the W3C office in Brazil (http://www.w3c.br/).
About the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br
The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, responsible for establishing strategic directives related to the use and development of the Internet in Brazil, coordinates and integrates all Internet service initiatives in the country, promoting the technical excellence, innovation and dissemination of offered services. Based on the principles of multilateralism, and transparency, CGI.br represents a multi-stakeholder, democratic Internet governance model with the effective participation of all society sectors in their decisions. One of its formulations are the 10 Principles for the Governance and Use of the Internet (http://www.cgi.br/principles). More information on http://www.cgi.br/.