DE-CIX boosts interconnection reach with GlobePEER extension

DE-CIX boosts interconnection reach with GlobePEER extension

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Global internet exchange operator DE-CIX has extended its GlobePEER remote service to DE-CIX Palermo, increasing its multiple-interconnection reach.

From Q4 2019, DE-CIX Palermo customers can use their existing access locally to peer remotely at other DE-CIX locations. To date, the DE-CIX platforms in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Marseille, and Istanbul are interconnected – adding Palermo as a next step.

“This offers networks in northern Africa – as well as local ISPs in Italy – easy access to a wide range of networks, as connecting to GlobePEER Remote in Palermo brings them directly to the world’s leading internet exchange, DE-CIX Frankfurt,” said a company statement.

The GlobePEER remote service was launched initially in 2016 between Frankfurt and New York. It then progressively expanded to include further locations, resulting in accelerating growth for the service and a fourfold increase in customer demand in the past year.

DE-CIX Palermo is situated just 5 - 15ms from North Africa, offering access and one of the lowest latency paths to the African, Middle Eastern and Asian markets via multiple and diverse submarine cable systems.

Most of the cable landing stations in Sicily are connected to DE-CIX Palermo enabled site Sicily Hub and a wide range of carriers are currently available. In addition, Sicily Hub is served by the TI Sparkle tier 1-grade IP transit service, Seabone.

In July, Telxius partnered with DE-CIX to offer access and interconnection services from any global Telxius point of presence (PoP) to the DE-CIX internet exchanges in Marseille, Madrid, New York, Dallas and Frankfurt.

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