DE-CIX deploys subsea Point of Presence at NJFX for LATAM re

DE-CIX deploys subsea point of presence at NJFX for LATAM reach

09 March 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Cable Landing Station NJFX has expanded the reach of its global ecosystem into the LATAM market.

Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX has established an interconnection peering point of presence (PoP) at NJFX.

The company revealed that its goal is to make Latin America one of the focus regions for networks to be connected via NJFX to DE-CIX New York.

With DE-CIX’s new PoP at NJFX on the US east coast, the two companies have created a cross-continental triangle that connects North America, South America and Europe.

The leadership team at DE-CIX chose NJFX because of its terrestrial and subsea options for connectivity, allowing DE-CIX to reach new customers and penetrate new markets, according to the company.

“By enabling true diversity from Florida as a point of failure, NJFX has become a strategic east coast hub for LATAM connectivity to and from the U.S. and Europe,” said Gil Santaliz, Founder and CEO of NJFX.

“With four subsea and seven terrestrial routes, our customers and partners have ample diverse options, with access to unprecedented capacity.”

DE-CIX operates more than 20 carrier and data centre-neutral Internet Exchanges in Europe, India, the Middle East, Asia, and the U.S.

The PoP at NJFX will provide access for customers to exchange traffic so that their data can traverse directly to regions across the Atlantic, up and down the east coast corridor, as well as routes, which can bypass heavily congested southern Florida on the way to LATAM.

Santaliz and Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International will expand on this idea as part of a panel at Capacity LATAM entitled “REGIONAL PEERING UPDATE: Evaluating the Evolution of Multilateral Peering in Latin America and Discussing New Updates.”

Last autumn, DE-CIX widened its German presence outside Frankfurt by taking more space at EdgeConneX’s edge data centre in Munich.