18 October 2022

Big just got bigger: DE-CIX implements 800 GE technology

Nokia and DE-CIX teams celebrate the 800GE implementation
Nokia and DE-CIX teams celebrate the 800 GE implementation.

Back in 2019, we were the first Internet Exchange to offer 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) access technology. Since then, the demand for bandwidth has grown exponentially, so we are excited to announce that with our new Nokia line cards, we are introducing 800 GE access technology.

The turbo boost is being realized on the basis of the DE-CIX Apollon platform. Last year, jointly with Nokia, we implemented the 7750 SR-s series in Frankfurt – and thanks to the 800 GE-capable Nokia line cards, we can ensure we meet the demand for secure and sustainable growth of IP network capacity both now and in the future.

Scalable infrastructure, built to cope with all future demands

“With the introduction of 800 GE access technology, we once again underline our commitment to being a technology leader,” said Dr. Thomas King, CTO DE-CIX. “We offer our customers the latest generation of hardware and a modern, scalable infrastructure that can cope with all future demands. At the same time, with the new technology we are supporting our customers’ growth. We have been working with Nokia for years and are excited to once again jointly push the limits of what’s technically possible.”

Since the beginning of this year, DE-CIX Frankfurt has been growing at an above-average rate. As a result, the peak traffic has increased by almost 30%. In the medium term, the 800 GE technology will also be used at other DE-CIX locations as required.