About DE-CIX

DE-CIX provides premium interconnection services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchanges in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia.  We deliver the best possible technical quality and state-of-the-art support to accompany the interconnection needs of our customers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our interconnection services and assist our customers with our interconnection expertise. We take care of the constant flow of data and make sure that everything runs fast and securely.

What makes us special

  • Interconnection is key for a digital future. We were one of the first Internet Exchanges worldwide to interconnect networks, and over the years, we have successfully created interconnection ecosystems on three continents. We not only create, build, and run interconnection platforms, but we build whole interconnection ecosystems for the benefit of all connected networks and businesses.

  • We make interconnection easy, anywhere. To achieve this, we deliver the best possible technical quality and state-of-the-art support to accompany the interconnection needs of our customers.

    We are constantly looking for ways to improve our interconnection services and assist our customers with our interconnection expertise. We take care of the constant flow of data and make sure that everything runs fast and securely.

  • DE-CIX is “Where (all) networks meet”; not just technically, but also socially. At summits, conferences, and events, we bring our customers and partners together for us all to benefit from the wealth of experience and innovation in our midst.

Since 1995: Where networks meet

Founded in 1995, DE-CIX’s Internet Exchange in Frankfurt is the world’s leading interconnection platform, managing more than 10 Terabits per second peak traffic. In addition to Frankfurt, DE-CIX offers interconnection services at five more Internet Exchanges in Germany: in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and in Berlin where we cooperate with BCIX, as well as a DE-CIX as a Service partner exchange Ruhr-CIX in the Ruhr region.

Experience and know how taken abroad

In 2012, DE-CIX took abroad its specific know-how and experience in establishing and operating Internet Exchanges and now operates interconnection platforms in the following metro markets: In New York, Dallas, Chicago, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Marseille, Istanbul, Palermo, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Singapore, Brunei, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai. In addition, we cooperate with MSK-IX in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and have DE-CIX as a Service partner exchanges UAE-IX in Dubai, SEECIX in Athens, and Borneo-IX in Brunei. 

Network interconnection at its best

With our Internet Exchanges, we provide network interconnection platforms which are the heart of today's and tomorrow's Internet infrastructure. To ensure that the Internet runs securely and smoothly, more than 2,100 networks worldwide trust our experience and service quality. There is no better way to exchange traffic, connect to the cloud, save costs, and achieve the best possible end-user experience.

Best reach with carrier and data center neutrality

Carrier and data center neutrality is a basic principle at DE-CIX. All our platforms are distributed platforms, offering access via multiple carriers and multiple data centers. With just one connection, you can get access to hundreds of networks and reach over 50 cloud service providers.

Build for the future

DE-CIX not only makes sure that the DE-CIX platforms are managed highly professionally so that they are secure and reliable, with excellent performance. We build our platforms for the future. Traffic rates grow at an unbelievable speed, and our platforms are ready for the growth.

All national and international DE-CIX activities and companies are consolidated under the umbrella of the DE-CIX Group AG. Its sole shareholder is eco – Association of the Internet Industry, Europe’s leading Internet association. 

Company structure

All national and international DE-CIX activities and companies are consolidated under the umbrella of the DE-CIX Group AG, with Harald A. Summa, Ivo Ivanov and Sebastian Seifert serving as Chief Officers. The sole shareholder is eco – Association of the Internet Industry, Europe’s leading Internet organization. 

The DE-CIX Group AG Supervisory Board is comprised of three experienced and well-established managers. Felix Höger – former COO & CTO of QSC AG and founder and long-standing CEO of PIRONET NDH AG – is Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Additional members are Klaus Landefeld, Vice-Chair of the Board at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, and Rudolf van Megen, Chair of the Board of the German ICT & Media Institute e.V. (GIMI) and founder and long-established CEO of SQS Software Quality Systems AG. 

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