The DE-CIX FlexPOP service offers carriers the chance to use DE-CIX's infrastructure as if it was their own (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, IaaS): At every DE-CIX PoP, carriers can create virtual PoPs, allowing them to increase their on-net coverage without the need to invest in their own expensive infrastructure.
Adding PoPs to your backbone without expensive CAPEX & OPEX investment
If a carrier is not present at a location where a customer wants to buy carrier services, the carrier loses business. The potential customer chooses the competition, as provisioning time and transport costs to get to the carrier's backbone are too high. Adding new PoPs usually takes too long and is too expensive. With DE-CIX FlexPOP, you can connect to your customer from/at any DE-CIX PoP, without needing to build up your own PoP.
Benefits of using the DE-CIX's PoPs instead of building your own PoPs
By using the DE-CIX infrastructure, you
- have full metro coverage and increase your on-net presence in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Dusseldorf, as well as Madrid and Lisbon; additional locations will follow
- decrease provisioning time
- minimize unused prepaid transport inventory
- optimize CAPEX/OPEX
There are no pre-defined rate limitations on transport to/between the DE-CIX PoPs, and after one procurement process (access & service bundle), you have full control of the infrastructure and can use it and setup as many FlexPOP connections as you need, up to the booked capacity (provisioning time 1 working day max; the B-side needs only an access at DE-CIX).
On-net at 50+ PoPs in Germany, and on the Iberian Peninsula
With its extensive infrastructure in metro regions like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich or Dusseldorf, DE-CIX is the perfect partner for carriers to extend their backbone. The service is available in two independent infrastructure zones: In the German market, where carriers can get instant access to 50+ PoPs, and on the Iberian Peninsula, at DE-CIX Madrid and DE-CIX Lisbon.
If you would like to learn more, just contact us or request an offer.