DE-CIX will expand its business activities India and open new Internet Exchanges in Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai in the first quarter of 2019. DE-CIX Interwire Internet Services Private Limited now owns a nationwide license for India, which will allow key regions in India to benefit from DE-CIX premium interconnection services.
Laying the foundation for Internet connectivity in India
Mumbai-IX, powered by DE-CIX, is already the largest Internet Exchange in the most important Internet gateway for the Indian sub-continent, with more than 150 connected networks. Together with the three new exchanges, DE-CIX will soon operate four Internet Exchanges in India.
“We are delighted to play a key role in the effort to help India establish a world-class Internet infrastructure and also lay the foundation for Internet connectivity in India. We are happy to facilitate interconnection between national networks and international players”, says Ivo Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer at DE-CIX International.
Exchanging traffic closer to the end user
The expansion is in line with the growth of the Indian market in terms of traffic and user-base. Mumbai-IX enjoyed extraordinary growth in 2018 and became the first address for international players for interconnecting in India. The three new exchanges are the logical next step to exchange traffic much closer to the end user.