Internet exchange points (IXPs) have been going through some changes in recent times with a number of large mergers and acquisitions being discussed and agreed.
IIX, a US-headquartered global software-defined interconnection company, bought up IXP solutions provider IX Reach for an undisclosed sum.
The two combined companies will now be able to offer 150 points of presence (PoPs) across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Another deal to have been agreed recently involved Interxion, which has 20 internet exchanges in Europe. The company had decided to merge with TeleCity Group, which itself hosts many key national IXPs in its data centres across Europe. However, that deal has apparently been scuppered by a bid by data centre giant Equinix to buy TeleCity.