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Press Release -- November 13th, 2013
Source: DE-CIX

DE-CIX’s New York City Internet Exchange Now Open for Peering

Newly Established Exchange Is Ready for Service; DE-CIX Aims to Make Its New Exchange One of the Five Largest Internet Exchanges Worldwide

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — (Marketwired) — 11/13/13 —¬†DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the opening of its New York City Internet exchange. The new exchange will be operated by DE-CIX North America Inc. and is now ready for service and accepting orders.

The DE-CIX New York exchange is a carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange, distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro. Initial sites include key locations such as 60 Hudson Street, 111 8th Avenue, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 325 Hudson Street and 165 Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. Additional strategic sites across the region will be added in the near future.

Offering the same resilient service that has successfully served close to 600 networks in its flagship exchange in Frankfurt, DE-CIX New York expects to be one of the five largest Internet exchanges in the world by 2020.

DE-CIX New York can support numerous Terabits per second of traffic based on its proven public peering model encompassing a high-capacity Ethernet infrastructure and an all-fiber metro optical backbone. The DE-CIX public peering model allows a service provider to pay for interconnection services on a per-port basis, rather than on the volume of traffic exchanged. This model provides for DE-CIX New York to lower operations and peering costs and offer best-in-class service.

“New York has been the world’s marketplace for three hundred years,” says Andrew Blum, a New York-based technology journalist and author of “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.” “A world-class, open Internet exchange is long overdue. With DE-CIX’s arrival, New York will have the vital infrastructure that not only makes the Internet work, but keeps it open and free. DE-CIX New York is a game changer.”

“We are committed to making the New York/New Jersey metro area a better place for carriers and ISPs,” states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. “We are creating a truly neutral interconnection ecosystem in all major facilities in this market. Unlike other players, we will not exclude various data center operators. Instead, our footprint will combine both major carrier hotels that have served clients for the last decade and numerous new sites in this metro market.”

With Internet exchanges located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Frankfurt and other German cities, DE-CIX delivers highly reliable services marked by high-touch customer service and robust uptime and availability.

As previously disclosed in September 2013, DE-CIX plans to expand its secure, distributed exchange model to other critical markets across the U.S. in 2014, including Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.

For more information on DE-CIX New York, please visit

About DE-CIX North America Inc.
DE-CIX North America Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international unit within the DE-CIX group. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in various metro markets across Germany, Middle East and North America. This includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and cloud computing players. More than 500 ISPs from over 50 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and make DE-CIX the world’s largest interconnection facility that supports peering. DE-CIX’s customer base includes the world’s leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.

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