The birth of an international Internet hub

Birth of an international Internet hub

A playbook for developing a digital society

What region does not want to become a point of reference for globally operating capital, a stronghold for innovations, and a location for the headquarters of internationally operating companies?

By taking steps to become an international Internet hub, a city or region can have a profound influence over not only its own economic development, but also that of the wider geographical region it inhabits.

The study “The birth of an international Internet hub: a playbook for developing a digital society” explores what comprises an international Internet hub. It recognizes the following five pillars as the key ingredients of an international Internet hub:

  • Internet infrastructure
  • business & organizations
  • people & community
  • regulatory environment
  • capital

Case study: UAE-IX

To illustrate these pillars in a real-life scenario, the study takes a closer look at the process of creating an Internet hub, using the successful establishment of an Internet Exchange in Dubai, the UAE-IX powered by DE-CIX as an example. 

Download the study to learn about the strategic steps, the achievements, and the results in the UAE over the past decade and see how other regions can follow in the development of a digital economy.

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