Mumbai-IX starts 100GE offering

22 May 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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DE-CIX India’s Mumbai-IX has started offering 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) access at all enabled data centres in the Indian metropolis.

The Mumbai internet exchange has been reacting to the increasing customer demand for more data capacity. One of the DE-CIX’s first customers upgrading to 100GE is the US-based internet performance and security company Cloudflare. Other local and international internet service providers (ISPs), carriers and content delivery networks (CDNs) have also requested more bandwidth at the Mumbai IX.

Added to the DE-CIX family as a joint venture in late 2017, Mumbai IX has become the largest internet exchange in the most important internet gateway for the Indian sub-continent.

“By the end of 2018 a total of 129 customers were using DE-CIX services, a growth rate of close to 170% in comparison to 2017.  In addition, the total connected customer capacity rose by 106% to more than 650Gbps in 2018 and is expected to reach 1Tbps by the end of 2019,” DE-CIX claimed in a company statement.

With more and more international players interconnecting at the platform, Mumbai-IX continues to provide very important peering services for Indian internet users. In early 2019, DE-CIX India also announced that it will expand its business activities to the Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai markets in due course. The three new Indian IXs will run as DE-CIX Delhi, DE-CIX Kolkata, and DE-CIX Chennai. These exchanges will be operated by DE-CIX Interwire Internet Services Pvt Ltd, which owns a nationwide licence for internet services in India.

In recent news, Aire Networks announced that it has partnered with DE-CIX to extend Madrid’s interconnection connectivity capabilities to more Spanish cities and DE-CIX became the first internet exchange in Germany to offer direct connectivity to the Microsoft cloud service ExpressRoute in the German metropolis.