Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), 17 September 2018. DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator – today announces the opening of its newest Internet Exchange in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. After having established the fastest growing Internet Exchange on the planet with its subsidiary in Madrid in 2016, DE-CIX will establish a second Internet Exchange in the strategically important Portuguese capital of Lisbon by the end of 2018.
“After the continuous success in Madrid, DE-CIX is opening a new chapter of interconnection for the Iberian Peninsula with our newest Internet Exchange in Lisbon as a response to the dynamics of Internet traffic and to our customers’ needs. Lisbon itself is the sea cable hub of the Iberian Peninsula, with many major sea cable connections landing there from Western Africa and the Americas. There will be a new regime of trans-Atlantic traffic flows, with the Iberian Peninsula as the new center of gravity. Networks will meet there instead of needing to go so much further north to reach European networks and international content providers. With Internet Exchanges in both Lisbon and Madrid, DE-CIX will support the digital ecosystem on the Iberian Peninsula to further grow and flourish”, says Ivo Ivanov – CEO of DE-CIX International.
DE-CIX Lisbon will be located at the carrier-neutral data center of Equinix in Lisbon. Both DE-CIX locations in Lisbon and Madrid will be interconnected, which offers additional benefits to customers – making their business with DE-CIX easier. “Lisbon is the place where the sea cables from Western Africa and South America first hit the European continent. Connecting in Lisbon instead of London saves data transport costs and reduces latency by at least 30 milliseconds round trip time (RTT). On top, European networks and international content are already present there – with more to come. From day one, customers of DE-CIX Lisbon will be able to peer with 130+ networks in Madrid”, adds Theresa Bobis – Regional Director Southern Europe at DE-CIX.
Including its new subsidiary in Lisbon, DE-CIX operates 14 Internet Exchanges globally in key markets such as India, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as North America. DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange with a record data traffic of +6.4 Terabits per second (Tbps).