We have been expanding our network significantly over the past several months, extending to New York (NYIIX and PAIX New York), London (LINX), and Amsterdam (AMS-IX) and we are now also live out of Equinix Ashburn. This additional peering is an attempt to remove our reliance from any specific transit carriers and to improve overall network performance. At this point, we have direct peering relationships with over 100 networks, and that number is growing every day. We currently have direct peering relationships with major end-user networks such as Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, Shaw, Speakeasy, and RCN as well as major network service provuders like InterNAP, Hurricane Electric, Peer1, and Limelight. Roughly 25% of all of our network traffic is handed to direct peers and as our geographic scope and network traffic expand, that number should keep increasing.
Over the coming weeks we are planning to open a POP in Palo Alto and peering through PAIX Palo Alto. The plan is to add peering through Any2 San Jose/Los Angeles shortly after that. Both of those moves should greatly improve our peering relationships with Asian Pacific networks.