The Internet Exchange Operator will open new Internet Exchanges for Norway, Denmark, and Finland.

This week DE-CIX, a leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, announced its expansion to the Nordic region. DE-CIX will be opening IX platforms in Norway, Denmark, and Finland. The company claims to have the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem globally.

“The Nordic region comprises of some of the world’s most highly developed digital markets,” says Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

“However, the interconnection infrastructure available in the region does not match the digital maturity of the economy in the Nordics,” he added.

“The region has seen significant growth in data center investments for the concentration of hosting, storage and cloud deployments. It has also seen a high concentration of enterprises and manufacturing presence.”

“It is important for the related interconnection infrastructure to get closer to these investments,” he explained. This is necessary to serve their connectivity demands, he added.

“DE-CIX has seen strong support from the Nordic data center community for our plans to expand to the region.”

Expansion boosted through intercontinental cabling

The Internet Exchange operator’s expansion to Norway, Denmark and Finland will serve the regional connectivity needs, the company says. It will be boosted by new transatlantic and intercontinental submarine cables bridging the Nordics with North America and Asia. DE-CIX will fully integrate the Nordic exchanges into the company’s existing leading carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem.

The DE-CIX system boasts more than 10 IXs (2100+ connected networks). But it also includes North America, with currently 5 IXs (400+ connected networks). The new IXs in the Nordics will have presences in all relevant data center facilities in the respective markets.

With its new IX platforms in Norway, Denmark and Finland, DE-CIX is extending its global footprint to overall 32 locations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. The combined connected customer capacity of all DE-CIX locations worldwide exceeds 85 Terabits.

This, the company says, makes DE-CIX “the largest neutral interconnection ecosystem in the world.”