DE-CIX signs up 60 networks in Madrid IX

29 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


DE-CIX’s internet exchange (IX) in Madrid, Spain, has become the fastest growing IX globally after 60 networks have signed up in four months of operations.

DE-CIX Madrid started operations in June 2016 at the carrier-neutral Interxion data centre in Madrid, which offers a high density of carriers and ISPs. Networks have since signed up for the DE-CIX’s peering and interconnection services and the data traffic has “broken records on a week-to-week basis”.

“This is clear evidence that there is a tremendous need for an Internet exchange in Spain that provides a neutral, reliable, quality interconnection and peering point – such as DE-CIX,” said Harald Summa, CEO of DE-CIX.

“With the high interest of many carriers, international content networks, internet service providers in Spain and Portugal, as well as from West African ISPs reaching Madrid via Lisbon, we anticipate even more growth going forward.”

The news comes after DE-CIX signed an agreement with Interoute selecting its Madrid data centre as an additional site for its internet exchange point (IXP) in the Spanish capital.

DE-CIX recently announced that it reached a new data record, with more than 5.5Tbps of traffic reached at DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany.

The DE-CIX set-up will be extended to more data centres in due time, the firm stated.