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Press Release -- October 1st, 2015
Source: DE-CIX

DE-CIX Launches Service in Istanbul and Acquires IST-IX

FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DE-CIX today launches its new Internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey. DE-CIX Istanbul will be operated by DE-CIX Istanbul Network Connections LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG. The new Istanbul exchange will deliver carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange services in Turkey, the Caucasus region, Persia and the Middle East.

DE-CIX Istanbul will locate the first presence of its new platform in the MedNautilus building, a multi-tenant and carrier-neutral facility. The building houses colocation operators across several floors, including MedNautilus (part of the Telecom Italia Sparkle group), Turkcell/Superonline and Verizon. All of the other data center floors will be DE-CIX-enabled.

The building is also served with capacity from all of the major national Turkish and a large number of international carriers. This includes being a landing station for the MedNautilus subsea cable backbone, which serves the Mediterranean basin. Because of this strong connectivity into the MedNautilus facility, customers will have an abundant and diverse community of carriers to choose from starting Day One of operations.

Furthermore, the DE-CIX service will be available in more than fifteen additional facilities across the city of Istanbul. Network operators can also take advantage of the DE-CIX Istanbul service in three other cities across Turkey, including Ankara, Bursa and Izmir.

In addition, DE-CIX International acquired the Istanbul Internet Exchange (IST-IX), founded by Terremark. IST-IX will be transferred to DE-CIX and upgraded to the DE-CIX Apollon platform, DE-CIX’s 100GE-enabled exchange backed by best-in-class Service Level Agreements.

“DE-CIX Istanbul will become a network ‘center of gravity’ in a part of the world that is so important to the Internet,” states Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO. “We are combining a strong multi-carrier data center environment with DE-CIX Apollon and our experience in building out successful Internet exchanges. We intend to create a peering ecosystem that consists initially of both national and regional players that will evolve into an attractive world-class interconnection environment for the entire region.”

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About DE-CIX

DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier-neutral and independent Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic, called peering. The company serves 700+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in Frankfurt (Germany), New York (USA), Dubai (UAE), Palermo (Italy), Marseille (France), Istanbul (Turkey), Hamburg (Germany) and Munich (Germany). With 4+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for Peering, Interconnection and additional IX services.

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