November 30, 2006
IXEuropes Internet Exchange service (TIX) to start in Munich
IXEurope, Europe's specialist datacentre company, is to expand its successful Zurich, Switzerland based Internet Exchange by opening a new exchange in Munich, Germany.
Founded in 1998 in Zurich, the TIX Internet Exchange provides peering for more than 60 Internet Service Providers and is the largest Exchange in Switzerland - both in terms of members and continuous traffic.
By expanding the TIX to Munich via a new exchange platform in its Munich based IXDatacentre, ISPs in the region now have a viable neutral peering point to exchange Internet traffic.
Customers will benefit from reduced latency of data traffic, more reliable connections, reduced overall transmission and network costs.
Members of this new Internet Exchange will also benefit from the superior infrastructure, technical standards and operations provided from its Munich IXDatacentre, attributes which have made IXEurope the quality leader in the European datacentre market.
This announcement comes almost a year since the first trans-national Internet Exchange (NDIX.B.V.) has operated in the DÜsseldorf IXDatacentre. In Frankfurt, IXEurope provides access to the largest Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) from both Frankfurt City and Frankfurt North IXDatacentres via protected 1Gb LAN connections.
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