DE-CIX, a Frankfurt-based Internet Exchange operator, is extending its presence into the U.S. market by establishing a new Internet exchange initially in New York City. It will establish exchanges in other major U.S. metro regions at a later date.
Leveraging the same open model it has established in Frankfurt, DE-CIX North America will also provide Layer 2 peering services to service providers.
In building out its U.S. presence, DE-CIX said it will deploy a large-scale Ethernet switching fabric, combined with an all-fiber metro optical backbone that supports traffic volumes of up multiple Terabits in select metro areas. This network design will enable any type of Internet provider to exchange traffic across what is a neutral, distributed infrastructure.
DE-CIX claims that its network design gives it an advantage over current U.S. colocation and exchange models that are focused on serving their own on-campus tenants or connects customers with passive Private Interconnects (PI).
The service provider's move comes as New York City is addressing the need for network connectivity via programs such as the ConnectNYC Fiber Access program.
In addition to Frankfurt, DE-CIX operates Internet exchanges in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is seeing strong growth.
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