Frankfurt/Main, London (United Kingdom) – 20 October 2022. DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, was honoured as the Best Internet Exchange Operator in the 2022 Global Carrier Awards for the seventh time. This recognition was presented during the prestigious Global Carrier Awards ceremony held in London. These annual awards celebrate outstanding achievements, innovations, and excellence within the telecommunications, data centre, and Internet Exchange sectors, both regionally and globally. The jury consists of telecommunications experts, industry analysts, and prominent editors from Capacity Magazine.
Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX, expressed deep gratitude for this esteemed recognition. He attributed DE-CIX’s consistent success to its state-of-the-art technology, unwavering professionalism, commitment to neutrality, community-building initiatives, a stellar team, and global partnerships. These factors have enabled DE-CIX to establish unparalleled interconnection ecosystems that facilitate the reliable, secure, high-speed exchange of data at scale. Their networks serve a diverse array of entities, from network operators to corporations and organizations worldwide. As a forward-looking organization, DE-CIX is dedicated to delivering excellence in interconnection and innovation, supporting networks of all sizes, including enterprise networks, and staying at the forefront of technological advancements.
DE-CIX underwent a recent change in leadership, with expansions to the board and Ivo Ivanov taking on the role of Chair of the Board and Global CEO. He expressed his appreciation to the entire network operator community, partners, and customers worldwide, acknowledging their pivotal role in DE-CIX’s success. Ivanov emphasized that despite these transitions, the company’s core values remain unchanged. DE-CIX is committed to providing easy, high-quality interconnection services across the globe and delivering innovative solutions tailored to the evolving needs of network providers and enterprises.
DE-CIX in Frankfurt stands as one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges, boasting an impressive data throughput of over 13 terabits per second and connectivity to nearly 1100 customers. In addition to its Frankfurt hub, DE-CIX operates in over 40 metro markets across Europe, North America, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia, connecting nearly 3000 networks. As a collective, DE-CIX Internet Exchanges create the world’s most extensive neutral interconnection ecosystem, boasting a connected customer capacity exceeding 100 terabits. In 2022, several DE-CIX locations, including New York, Madrid, and Mumbai, exceeded the 1-terabit milestone, underscoring robust growth at all global DE-CIX locations.
DE-CIX’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovative interconnection services continues to be lauded by both its customers and the broader industry. Ivo Ivanov, receiving the award for the first time as the Global CEO of DE-CIX, reiterated the company’s dedication to facilitating seamless and high-quality interconnection while staying responsive to the evolving needs of the industry.