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Press Release -- July 1st, 2016
Source: DE-CIX, Interoute
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DE-CIX Madrid Internet Exchange expands to Interoute’s Data Centre

Madrid, 1 July 2016 - Interoute, owner and operator of one the largest networks in Europe and the biggest global cloud service digital platform, announces today that DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, chose Interoute’s data centre in Madrid as an additional site for its Madrid Internet Exchange Point.

DE-CIX Madrid is a carrier- and data-center-neutral Internet Exchange, or IXP, which provides IP interconnection (“peering”) for the entire Internet ecosystem, which includes hosting companies, content delivery networks and providers of broadband Internet access. DE-CIX Madrid is geographically the location of choice for ISPs from Spain, Portugal and for West African traffic coming to Madrid via Lisbon, as well as for global content network operators who need neutral and reliable interconnection services.

Interoute’s data centre is the second enabled site of DE-CIX Madrid, increasing its attractiveness by bringing more networks to the exchange.

The increasing traffic volume and bandwidth consumption, combined with the relentless emergence of new applications, requires the deployment of Internet exchange points at locations that are as close to end-users as possible. This shortens the distance between networks, thus improving the networks performance and quality of service. Peering at IXPs is essential for the end-users Internet experience and networking security.

Diego Matas, General Manager of Interoute Iberia, explains, “We are proud to be working very closely with a company as innovative as DE-CIX. Their choice confirms the quality and neutrality, already certified by leading international bodies, of our Madrid data centre. Further, it enables us to extend to every interested company the possibility of exchanging traffic, thus allowing their end users to enjoy a higher-quality Internet.”

”Adding Interoute’s data centre to our Madrid exchange will greatly improve the Internet user experience as more networks are able to join our platform and exchange traffic locally,” adds Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX’s CEO. “We are also looking forward to having Interoute’s extensive network connected to DE-CIX Madrid.”

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