UAE-IX in Dubai: DE-CIX Takes Internet Exchange in Middle East to the Starting Line

Mar 04, 2013, 13:30 ET from DE-CIX Management GmbH

FRANKFURT AM MAIN and DUBAI, UAE, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Worldwide Internet: UAE-IX forms new bridge between Europe and Asia

October 1, 2012 marks the start of UAE-IX, an Internet exchange in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). DE-CIX, the world's largest Internet Exchange, based in Frankfurt, Germany, has provided know-how and support for the hub's operation. UAE-IX is a neutral Internet traffic exchange platform that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. The UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform located in a neutral secure datacenter in Dubai. The new Internet Exchange will reduce latency times by up to 80 per cent and costs by up to 70 per cent for GCC providers. Moreover, UAE-IX will improve IP network resilience and robustness and will also help provide reliable connectivity within the GCC.  

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Birgit Osterholt
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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