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DE-CIX and Ellalink ink strategic partnership

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DE-CIX and EllaLink have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership.

Together the two parties aim to promote and enhance a new low latency path across the southern Atlantic, directly connecting Brazil and South Europe.

“Latency is the new currency of our digitalized world. Everything, everywhere, will be digital – and every millisecond counts when it comes to critical applications for different verticals, e.g. mobility, finance, or e-health,” said Ivo Ivanov (pictured), CEO of DE-CIX International.

“The two strong business regions of South Europe and Latin America share many similarities when it comes to culture, language, and the demands on the markets, and will now – with the new EllaLink subsea cable – grow together even more strongly. The huge demand for low-latency and high-quality data exchange between the two continents requires the shortest and fastest connection possible. This is what users on both sides of the Atlantic deserve for a great Internet experience.”

Under the terms of the collaboration and leveraging the EllaLink subsea cable, Lisbon will serve as the entry point to DE-CIX’s neutral interconnection ecosystem, made up of five Internet exchanges in Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Marseille and Palermo.

As data traffic is increasingly moving to the south, DE-CIX Lisbon, DE-CIX Barcelona, and DE-CIX Marseille act as an ideal gateway to enter Europe from the Americas, Africa and Asia.

“One of our main objectives for creating a low latency route between Latin America and Southern Europe was establish a unique ecosystem which would unite these two markets and provide benefits to users in both continents. The demand for digital content continues to rise, which in turn drives the demand for network optimisation,” added said Diego Matas, COO of EllaLink.

“EllaLink’s design places Fortaleza as close to Europe as it is to the USA, and therefore with the same latency reach. Through our partnership with DE-CIX, EllaLink will be able to provide Latin America with safer, more efficient, and more secure access to Internet Exchange points in Europe allowing us to offer a stable and secure environment for our customers. We are excited to lead this new route revolution.”