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Press Release -- January 28th, 2020
Source: DE-CIX

DE-CIX and Russian MSK-IX to Announce St. Petersburg as a New DE-CIX Location

Frankfurt, Moscow, St. Petersburg, 28 January 2020. The world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator DE-CIX in Frankfurt and its strategic partner MSK-IX, an Internet Exchange operator in Russia, announce the availability of all DE-CIX interconnection services in the metropolitan region of St. Petersburg. The location will be marketed as DE-CIX St. Petersburg, powered by MSK-IX. Soon, customers will profit from interconnection services like GlobePEER remote, VirtualPNI and DirectCLOUD. The latter is particularly suitable to serve the cloud demands of enterprises.

“Two years after we established a strategic partnership with MSK-IX and built a unique direct interconnection between our flagship IX in Frankfurt and the Moscow location, we are now taking the next big step in order to provide even more customers with the benefits of DE-CIX interconnection services closer to the edge. There is a constant demand for mutual traffic between Russian and European countries – here is where we start meeting these requirements“, says Maxim Pozdnyakov, Regional Director Northern & Eastern Europe of DE-CIX.

DE-CIX St. Petersburg is part of the strategic growth that aims to enlarge the DE-CIX interconnection ecosystem towards Northern and Eastern Europe, as the city is the ideal entrance to Scandinavia. With GlobePEER remote, customers are now able to peer at 14 IXs on three continents with only one access.

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About DE-CIX

DE-CIX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Having started operations in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest data throughput at peak times, at more than 8.1 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits.

In total, DE-CIX serves over 1800 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its more than 20 locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Further information at

About MSK-IX:

MSK-IX – leading Internet Exchange in Russia MSK-IX helps companies to develop networks and services in the Internet faster and at a lower cost by providing access to Internet eXchange, service platforms and data centers. More than 700 companies from 100 cities and 20 countries around the world use MSK-IX products for the development, interconnection, scaling, networking and building their own services. MSK-IX customers include ISPs, social networks, search engines, video portals, cloud service providers, corporate, scientific and educational networks.


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