International Press Contact

Carsten Titt
Senior Manager Global Public Relations

Phone:
+49 69 1730 902-130

E-Mail:
media (at) de-cix.net

Profile

DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic, called peering.

The company serves 800+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

With 5+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for peering, interconnection and additional IX services. 

www.de-cix.net

Press Releases

September 20, 2016

DE-CIX is expanding its activities in the home market of Germany. DE-CIX has therefore partnered with Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier neutral, multi-tenanted data center providers across Europe and the Asia-Pacific. From now on, Global Switch in Frankfurt will become a so-called "DE-CIX Enabled Site".

The aim of the cooperation is to give more customers access to DE-CIX services – such as GlobePEER, MetroVLAN and GlobePEER Remote - and thus drive the expansion in the key market of Germany.

"With Global Switch we are pleased to have found such an experienced and competent partner. At DE-CIX, security, and modern, efficient data centers are the key factors in selecting new partnerships. With Global Switch we see these factors absolutely guaranteed. Our customers will unquestionably benefit from our combined expertise," says Harald A. Summa, CEO at DE-CIX.

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September 16, 2016

Information on the lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany - represented by the Federal Ministry of the Interior - brought before the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig

Top Facts:

  1. DE-CIX Management GmbH has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany - represented by the Federal Ministry of the Interior - in the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) in Leipzig, Germany.
  2. The purpose of our lawsuit is to subject the practice of strategic monitoring of communications according to Paragraph 5 of the German federal law that regulates the surveillance powers of Germany's intelligence agencies, the Gesetz zur Beschränkung des Brief-, Post- und Fernmeldegeheimnisses, hereafter the G10 Act, in our company to a judicial review.
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September 15, 2016

DE-CIX launches its newest carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange in Dallas, TX, in response to the region’s growing digital vitality.

“Being the first Internet exchange of its kind in the Dallas market, we anticipate strong demand from content networks, Internet service providers, regional ISPs and enterprise customers,” notes Ed d’Agostino, Vice President, DE-CIX North America Inc. “Our initial research shows that there is tremendous need for a neutral Internet exchange that provides access at data centers throughout the area, thus providing a reliable, quality interconnection and peering point to a broader segment of the market.”

Throughout the US, and certainly in the Dallas area, there is an increasing need for reliable interconnection platforms as a result of the growing consumer demand for clear VOIP, and services like video, gaming and cloud.

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July 11, 2016

DE-CIX Madrid is exceeding the company’s initial expectations for growth, leading to the opening of a second enabled site.

“We anticipated a strong demand from international content networks, Internet service providers in Spain and Portugal, as well as from West African ISPs reaching Madrid via Lisbon, but the actual interest in our exchange exceeded even our most optimistic forecast,” notes Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO.

He continues, “After one month in service, we already have about 50 customers signed to our IX. Clearly, there is tremendous need for an Internet exchange that provides a neutral, reliable, quality interconnection and peering point.”

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July 04, 2016

The DE-CIX peering and interconnection eco system consist currently of over 800 networks from more than 60 countries. This partnership with Console enables those networks that peer on the DE-CIX exchanges worldwide to gain secure and easier access to leading cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, as well as software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers and enterprises around the world using the Console software and interconnection solutions.

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July 01, 2016

Interoute, owner and operator of one the largest networks in Europe and the biggest global cloud service digital platform, announces today that DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, chose Interoute’s data centre in Madrid as an additional site for its Madrid Internet Exchange Point.

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June 28, 2016

Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in the telecommunications industry, TurkNet, the leading, new-generation telecom operator in Turkey, carries on with its ever-increasing investments. With aims to provide the highest quality infrastructure to its customers, TurkNet has signed a cooperative agreement with DE-CIX Istanbul, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator.

With the additional TurkNet site, DE-CIX Istanbul will be available at five enabled sites in Istanbul and at more than 20 access points in Ankara, Bursa and Izmir, offering a platform which interconnects hosting companies, content delivery networks and all kinds of Internet service providers. Additionally, TurkNet joins DE-CIX Istanbul.

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May 09, 2016

DE-CIX announces today the launch of a new Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) solution between its New York and Frankfurt exchanges. By providing peering over VLAN on an existing port, over 600 connected networks in DE-CIX Frankfurt gain the ability to virtually peer with over 100 connected AS Networks (ASNs) in the New York market. In turn, DE-CIX New York’s peering networks gain new opportunities to reach hundreds of global and regional ASNs throughout Europe.

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May 09, 2016

DE-CIX North America reports that its performance over the past two years has exceeded company projections and industry expectations. 

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April 11, 2016

DE-CIX announced today that it will open an Internet exchange in Madrid, Spain. The Internet exchange will provide a neutral and reliable interconnection and peering point for Internet service providers from Spain and Portugal and for West African traffic which reaches Madrid via Lisbon.

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March 02, 2016

DE-CIX announces today that Zain, a leading telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has increased capacity at two key global Internet exchanges: DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, and UAE-IX in Dubai, UAE. Zain Group joined DE-CIX in March 2013 and since then has substantially upgraded its capacity in order to offer millions of customers an outstanding mobile experience.

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March 01, 2016

DE-CIX announced today that its Istanbul Internet exchange will open a new Point of Presence (PoP) at the Zenium Istanbul One data center in Istanbul, Turkey. This new PoP will further enhance the reach of DE-CIX Istanbul, which delivers carrier and data-center neutral Internet exchange services for Internet service providers from Turkey, the Caucasus region, Persia and the Middle East.

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January 20, 2016

DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, announces the appointment of Bülent Şen as the Regional Director of Turkey. In this role, Şen is responsible for developing DE-CIX Istanbul.

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December 09, 2015

For the second time in its 20th anniversary year, DE-CIX has broken traffic records at its Frankfurt Internet exchange. On December 8, 2015, DE-CIX measured the new active data traffic peak of 5 Terabit per second (Tbps). The milestone 4 Tbps-mark was first cracked in April of this year. 

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November 18, 2015

DE-CIX is proud to announce the 100th customer network on its New York Internet exchange. Launched in May 2014, DE-CIX New York is DE-CIX’s first Internet exchange in North America and the city’s fastest-growing exchange. Achieving the 100th customer milestone this month keeps DE-CIX New York growing faster than its initial growth projections. 

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October 01, 2015

DE-CIX today launches its new Internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey. DE-CIX Istanbul will be operated by DE-CIX Istanbul Network Connections LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG. The new Istanbul exchange will deliver carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange services in Turkey, the Caucasus region, Persia and the Middle East. 

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September 23, 2015

Located at TI Sparkle’s “Sicily Hub” Data Center, New Mediterranean Internet Exchange Will Improve Internet Experience in Africa and the Middle East

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July 22, 2015

DE-CIX North America announces today that the company will open an Internet exchange in Dallas, Texas. DE-CIX Dallas will locate its first access points at Infomart’s multi-tenant data center at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. Dallas is a strong hub for connectivity in the southern United States. The city is also a gateway for Mexican and Latin American carriers to the U.S., driving continued growth in communications traffic. 

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June 01, 2015

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary year, DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange in Frankfurt/Germany, reviews a successful first quarter of this year. Numerous customers are increasing their port size and capacity at the exchange to prepare themselves for the continuously growing volumes of data traffic. In fact, during the first quarter of 2015, customers ordered the same number of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GE) ports as they did in all of 2014. Having recently recorded an all-time record peak throughput volume of 4 Terabit/s in Frankfurt, the DE-CIX management team is preparing for an increase in IP traffic levels of 20 percent per year for the foreseeable future. 

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May 11, 2015

Reaches Customer Milestones and Improves NYC Peering Landscape With Highest-Quality Interconnection and Neutrality

DE-CIX New York, the fastest-growing Internet exchange in the New York/New Jersey metro area, celebrates its first year of operations with rapid customer growth and a successful distributed model for stronger customer choice.

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May 11, 2015

Completes Mediterranean Trifecta With New Location at the Crossroads of Terrestrial Internet Traffic Lines From the Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East and Asia

DE-CIX announces today that the company will open an Internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, to provide a neutral interconnection and peering point for Internet service providers from Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East. 

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April 29, 2015

Growing Internet Exchange Handles World’s Largest Traffic Volume: DE-CIX, the world’s leading exchange operator, announces that it has exceeded a new traffic milestone of 4 Terabit/s at its flagship Frankfurt exchange. For the past week, new record traffic peaks have inched up daily toward this incredible number, and the 4 Terabit/s level was finally surpassed on Tuesday evening, April 28. 

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April 28, 2015

DE-CIX New York announces today that it has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) within the New York campus of CoreSite, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the U.S. The fastest-growing Internet exchange in the New York/New Jersey region, DE-CIX New York has been rapidly adding new networks, with the total number of members fast approaching 70. Connected networks include global ISPs, cloud hosting companies, education networks and many more. 

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April 23, 2015

 

DE-CIX Management GmbH confirms media reports according to which DE-CIX is considering taking legal action in the German Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig against Internet surveillance by the German Intelligence Agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND).

Our motivation for considering taking the legal avenue and having the legality of the surveillance examined in court is a result of the hearing conducted by the German Government’s NSA Investigative Committee, which offered new insights into and raised questions on the application and operation of the G10 Act. Against this backdrop, the question arose as to whether DE-CIX should seek legal remedies and precipitate a judicial clarification.

An appeal has, however, not yet been lodged with the Federal Administrative Court. 

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April 08, 2015

DE-CIX today announces that the company will open a new Internet exchange in the Interxion data center in Marseille, France, which will become operational in Q3 2015.

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March 30, 2015

DE-CIX to establish neutral Internet exchange at key landing site for Mediterranean, Africa and Middle East Internet traffic at TI Sparkle’s latest Next Generation Data Center in Palermo.

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March 04, 2015

Together with ENISA, DE-CIX develops study about Internet threats. The study undertakes a threat assessment of different levels of the Internet ecosystem for important specific threat exposures. It identifies clusters of threat groups that include routing, DNS, DoS, DDoS and other generic threats. The study also provides operators a broad overview of Best Practices for the protection of the critical Internet infrastructure that they operate. 

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February 06, 2015

NEW YORK – February 6, 2015 – DE-CIX North America Inc. announces today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges. 

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