NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet exchange operator, says its newest Internet exchange in Madrid, Spain, 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."
DE-CIX Madrid started operations in May 2016 at the carrier-neutral Interxion data center in Madrid, which offers a high density of carriers and ISPs. Most recently, DE-CIX signed an agreement with Interoute Spain, whereby DE-CIX will open a second DE-CIX Madrid enabled site at Interoute's data center in Madrid.
"The expansion to an additional site further increases the attractiveness of DE-CIX Madrid as a distributed Internet exchange and allows networks collocated at both Interoute and Interxion to peer with one another without additional costs, thus gaining access to a wider array of networks," notes Summa.
Geography has no bearing on consumer demand for clear VOIP, and services like video, gaming and cloud. Globally, there is an increasing need for reliable interconnection platforms.
Strategically located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid has long been the center of an extensive telecommunications network and a vital juncture for many networks and cable systems. Yet, while Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe and a burgeoning market for video streaming, its interconnection platforms have lagged behind.
The benefit of a carrier and data-center-neutral Internet exchange lays in its reach to all major data centers facilities in a metro market. DE-CIX's Madrid exchange allows network operators to interconnect on a strong, reliable, distributed platform that improves their network quality and meets the significant interconnection demand on the market.
An improved interconnection ecosystem means a better Internet. DE-CIX exchanges give Internet Service Providers worldwide the ability to offer their customers the best possible user experience.
DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange services and operates several carrier and data center neutral exchanges. 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. For more information, please visit www.de-cix.net.
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