Where going further north makes no sense
Lisbon is the place where the sea cables from Western Africa and South America first hit the European continent. It is the perfect place to enter Europe and exchange traffic instead of going further north. With access at DE-CIX Lisbon, networks can peer with all networks that are connected at DE-CIX Madrid (GlobePEER Remote service). This means you get two exchanges with one access and, from the start, more than 140 networks are available for peering.
The first customers are online at DE-CIX Lisbon and peer with each other, and more networks are in the process of getting connected.
Save costs, reduce latency, and improve your network quality
Connecting in Lisbon instead of London saves transport and colocation costs and massively reduces latency. Bypassing London spares you at least 30 milliseconds round-trip time (RTT). European networks and international content are already present, more will come, and you can peer with 140+ networks in Madrid from day one.
The center of gravity goes south
Starting with DE-CIX Madrid, DE-CIX became active in developing the digital ecosystem on the Iberian Peninsula. The Iberian Peninsula is the new center of gravity where networks meet instead of going all the way further north to reach European networks and international content providers. DE-CIX Madrid is the fastest-growing IX worldwide, and with Lisbon as a complementary sea cable hub just milliseconds away, the digital ecosystem on the Iberian Peninsula will further grow and flourish.