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DE-CIX Enters US Exchange Market

German Internet exchange giant brings carrier-neutral, distributed exchange model to US, tapping New York City as its first market.

September 18, 2013

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FRANKFURT -- DE-CIX , the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the launch of its U.S. operations. DE-CIX North America will establish Internet exchanges in major U.S. metro regions, with New York City as the first market to receive a distributed, carrier- and data center-neutral Internet Exchange. DE-CIX makes this game-changing move in the North American telecommunications market in an effort to begin boosting the country’s vital digital infrastructure and the infrastructure of the cities in which it will operate.

Built on the same successful open model as DE-CIX in Frankfurt, DE-CIX North America will engineer the new Internet exchanges in the U.S. for the high-capacity, high-performance Layer 2 interconnection known as “Peering.”

Different than the prevailing U.S. Internet traffic exchange model, DE-CIX will deploy a large-scale Ethernet switching fabric, combined with an all-fiber metro optical backbone that supports traffic volumes of up to numerous Terabits per second across multiple data centers in the selected metropolitan areas. This will enable all types of Internet providers to exchange traffic across the neutral, distributed infrastructure. This is an advantage over current U.S. colocation and exchange models, in which data centers primarily serve their own on-campus tenants or connect customers with passive Private Interconnects (PI).

DE-CIX Management GmbH

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