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Global Carrier Awards 2018: DE-CIX wins Best Internet Exchange Innovation Award

DE-CIX was honored at the Global Carrier Awards 2018 for its innovative power and was awarded the prize for the Best Internet Exchange Innovation 2018 for the world’s first-ever patch robot at an IX!

Our new patch robot colleague Patchy McPatchbot has been in operation at DE-CIX since infrastructure migration from the old DE-CIX FRA7 site to the new DE-CIX FRA12 site in Frankfurt earlier this year. It simplifies the provisioning or upgrading of customer ports and performs this within minutes, without the need for a technician to directly physically intervene.

“It is a great honor for us to be distinguished for our technological competence by renowned experts and multipliers from our sector. We are continually trying to help shape the future of the Internet with groundbreaking innovations for the benefit of our customers and the community. This prize is a further testimony to our ambitions,” says Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, who accepted the prize during the award ceremony in London. 

The Global Carrier Awards are awarded annually and honor innovations, vision, and excellence in both regional and the global market for telecommunications, data centers, and Internet Exchanges. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, DE-CIX was already awarded as Best Internet Exchange at the Global Carrier awards.