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Press Release -- September 5th, 2023
Source: exa

EXA Infrastructure is now live in NAMEX Bari, enhancing connectivity and resilience in the south of Italy

LONDON, UK, 05 SEPTEMBER 2023– EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America and Namex – Roma Internet eXchange Point (IXP) today announce EXA has been successfully connected to Namex Bari, in the Puglia Region.

Namex Bari will host EXA and its core business of submarine cables, enabling all active companies hosted in Namex Bari to have access to EXA’s network including the Trans Adriatic Express (TAE) – EXA’s new low-latency route between Italy, Albania, Greece and Turkey.

Namex continues to strengthen the Italian internet ecosystem, benefiting local operators and content providers, further reinforcing the strategic position of Bari and the Puglia Region in the Italy as a new hub for digital infrastructure.

“This strategic partnership with EXA Infrastructure brings invaluable benefits to our ISP communities, offering unprecedented access to a vast digital infrastructure network that will foster economic growth and open new horizons for businesses in the region and across the whole country,” Namex, Chief Executive, Maurizio Goretti said. “This activation affirms the new strategic role of Italy, demonstrating the importance of having a new low latency route between Italy and the Balkans, particularly in areas close to the landing station of intercontinental connections, such as Bari. With TAE cable both Namex Bari and Namex Rome are now closer to eastern Europe with new opportunities to develop as hubs in the center of Mediterranean region.”

“Digital infrastructure is the fuel for economic growth, innovation and connectivity across all sectors from gaming, streaming, financial services to governments, tech firms and more. We are committed to unlocking opportunities for our customers and delighted to announce our partnership with Namex in Bari,” EXA Infrastructure, Chief Commercial Officer, Nicholas Collins said.

Namex Bari facilitates the perfect exchange for a new era of connectivity into Italy from across Europe and beyond. The first Namex edge IXP opened in 2021 formed of a consortium of internet operators based in Rome with more than 170 organisations in the ecosystem including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Netflix, as well as the main Italian operators and the regional ISPs.

About EXA Infrastructure

Headquartered in London, EXA Infrastructure is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America and owns 127,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13Tier 3-equivalent data centres, with sub-sea routes that include three transatlantic cables, one the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. For more information, see

About Namex
Namex – Roma Internet eXchange Point is a non-profit, neutral exchange and interconnection point between national and international Internet service providers (ISPs), counting more than 200 Autonomous Systems (AS). Namex is the main Internet hub of Central and Southern Italy, a crucial meeting point where important international providers of streaming, cloud services and content, and national access providers connect. The Namex consortium also counts many local ISPs operating in Italy, particularly in the South of the country. The purpose of Namex is to provide a neutral platform on which local and international operators can benefit from the interconnection services provided by the Consortium, improving the Internet infrastructure of Southern Italy. Namex has established itself as a strategic point of presence for all ISPs operating in Italy, and it is now a point of reference for all the operators which need to provide high-quality service throughout the country. Namex, in addition to Rome, is also present in Bari (Namex Bari), Napoli (Namex Napoli) and Albania (ANIX, powered by Namex).

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