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19 January 2017
| James Pearce
DE-CIX has struck memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Interwire Internet Services, the owner of the Mumbai Convergence Hub, to develop interconnections in the Indian market.
Mumbai CH is one of India’s largest open
peering exchange hubs, serving more than 140 internet service
providers and content networks from India and
Nikhil Rathi, director of Interwire Internet Services, said:
"New digital environments are creating new challenges and
opportunities around the world, and cooperative efforts are
crucial to meet those new challenges and take advantage of the
"We appreciate that DE-CIX is a major representative of the
International Internet community and therefore has access to a
wide range of telecoms business experiences and technical
knowledge in the area of Internet Exchange and related
It is the latest in a number of agreements announced by
German internet exchange DE-CIX. Earlier this week, it
announced a new
point of presence at the 1025Connect data centre in Long
Island, New York.
At Capacity Europe in November,
DE-CIX unveiled a new service model that creates a logical
separation of the port into two parts: a physical access and
On the MoU, Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX said: "Interwire
is a very experienced and renowned Indian market player as it
owns and manages the Mumbai CH, India´s largest open
peering exchange hub and is uniquely placed to provide access
to the Indian telecommunication market.
Interwire Internet Services,
Mumbai Convergence Hub,