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Press Release -- February 18th, 2020
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Enhancing the Western African Internet Community: DE-CIX Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 18 February 2020. The world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator DE-CIX and the largest IX on the West Coast of Africa IXPN (Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kick-off their new partnership. As a first step, DE-CIX will take the lead in educating local African networks, Internet service providers and content service providers about the benefits of peering and further interconnection services. DE-CIX will make use of its own DE-CIX Academy and its experts, providing valuable information for peering in practice. The academy consists of a sizable library of white papers, as well as webinars that viewers can participate in live or watch as recordings later. The topics include information on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), peering and blackholing, technical guidelines for connecting to a range of cloud service providers, and market studies on the global telecommunication landscape. The next steps of the partnership will be announced in due course.

Today, DE-CIX operates more than 20 IXs in Europe, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, and North America, with close to 1900 connected networks from over 100 countries. DE-CIX Frankfurt is world’s leading IX by peak traffic, with a data throughput of more than 8 Terabits per second.

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About IXPN Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) is a company limited by guarantee that commenced operations in 2006. IXPN is a public-private partnership and a member-based organization, where all ISPs, telecom operators, educational institutions and content providers are stakeholders; the company is a neutral, not-for-profit organization. For further information visit www.ixp.net.ng

About DE-CIX

DE-CIX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator and will celebrate 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 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits.

In total, DE-CIX serves close to 1900 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 www.de-cix.net

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