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Press Release -- July 27th, 2020
Source: DE-CIX

DE-CIX CEO Harald A. Summa elected as Chair of the Organization Member Advisory Council of the Internet Society

Mumbai, India, 24th July 2020: Internet pioneer and DE-CIX<> Chief Executive Officer Harald A. Summa has been elected as one of three Co-Chairs of the Organization Member Advisory Council<> (OMAC) of the Internet Society<> (ISOC). The Internet Society Organization Member Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Internet Society senior management and board, on matters affecting the general welfare and effectiveness of the global Internet and its users. All three share the duties of convening meetings, communicating with members and moving the OMAC to its stated purpose of advising the leadership of the Internet Society on matters of strategic and operational importance. The remaining two Co-Chairs elected are senior managers from Amazon and Facebook. The chairs are elected for a period of 24 months.

“It is a great honor to be elected as chair among other senior leaders of the global Internet industry. I look forward to supporting the council and the Internet Society with my experience, and working together with council members to achieve our common goal: an open, robust, reliable and trustworthy Internet for all,” says Harald A. Summa on the occasion of his election.

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society<> is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force<> (IETF).

About DE-CIX India


DE-CIX India is part of DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. DE-CIX India runs carrier and datacenter-neutral IXs in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai. Originally founded by Mumbai IX it is now operated by DE-CIX Interwire Internet Services Private Limited, which owns a nationwide license for India.

DE-CIX India’s Internet Exchanges currently interconnect more than 175 networks including ISPs, content networks, DNS root servers, and OTT players, with peak traffic of 650+ Gbps. Further information at

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 9 Terabits per second (TBPS). The connected customer capacity across all DE-CIX locations globally exceeds 54 Terabits.

In total, DE-CIX serves about 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

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