Global Carrier Awards 2019: DE-CIX Honored as Best Internet Exchange of the Year

Frankfurt/Main, London (United Kingdom) – 31 October 2019. The world’s leading Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX was honored at this year’s Global Carrier Awards as the Best Internet Exchange 2019. The award was presented at the Global Carrier Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, 30 October 2019, during Capacity Europe 2019, Europe’s largest annual meeting for the global carrier community. DE-CIX has now earned this important industry award for the fourth time in the past five years.

“It is a great honor for us to be distinguished for our competence by renowned experts and multipliers from our sector. This award goes out to our magnificent DE-CIX team. Without them, our success over almost 25 years in business would not have been possible. Our ambition is always to bring our interconnection services to our customers as easily as possible and to anywhere they need us on the globe. I believe this approach is also strongly valued by the industry and is reflected in this great award,” said Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, who accepted the prize during the award ceremony in London.

The Global Carrier Awards are awarded annually and honor innovations, vision, and excellence in both regional and the global market for telecommunications, data centers, and Internet Exchanges. The jury comprises of analysts from the area of telecommunications, industry experts, and leading editors of the specialist publication Capacity Magazine.

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About DE-CIX

DE-CIX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator. Having started operations in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest data throughput at peak times, at more than 7,5 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits.

In total, DE-CIX serves over 1700 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its 18 locations in Europe, the Middle East, India, and North America. Further information at

Press Contact DE-CIX:

Carsten Titt – Head of Global Public Relations

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