April 12, 2016 02:31 ET

Development of Internet Exchange Points Worldwide Gathers Speed

DE-CIX Opens New Internet Exchange in Madrid, Spain

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2016) - DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet exchange operator, 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.

Strategically located right in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid has long been the center of an extensive telecommunications network. While Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe and the video streaming market is growing, the development of interconnection platforms lags behind.

"We recognize an increasing need for reliable interconnection platforms worldwide. Internet users hate it if phone calls and videos are choppy or cut off due to poor quality. The growth of Internet traffic is exponential, due to services like video, gaming or cloud, and we assist Internet Service Providers worldwide in offering their customers the best possible user experience," says Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO. "Madrid is a vital juncture for many telecommunications networks and multiple cable systems. DE-CIX will support the market players to interconnect on a reliable shared platform and so improve their network quality," Summa continues.

DE-CIX Madrid will be located at the carrier-neutral Interxion data center in Madrid, which offers access to over 50 carriers and ISPs. It will be built on the DE-CIX Apollon technology platform and will reduce the duration of getting connected to a maximum of five working days. DE-CIX Madrid is expected to go operational in Q2 2016.

After Palermo (Italy), Marseille (France), and Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid will be the fourth southern European city to benefit from a newly opened DE-CIX exchange within less than a year.

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About DE-CIX
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 5.1+ 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.

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