Global Carrier Awards 2020: DE-CIX Honored as Best Internet Exchange of the Year

Frankfurt/Main, London (United Kingdom) – 23 October 2020. The world’s leading Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX was honored at this year’s Global Carrier Awards in the category Best Internet Exchange & Best Internet Exchange Innovation 2020. The award was presented today in the first-ever virtual Global Carrier Awards ceremony. DE-CIX has now earned this important industry award five times since its inception in 2015.

“It is a great honor for us to be recognized by renowned experts from our sector. DE-CIX’s success over the last 25 years is the result of our cutting-edge technology, professionalism, neutrality, our excellent team, and our many partners worldwide – which have enabled us to build unrivalled interconnection ecosystems. Our ambition is always to make it as easy as possible for our customers to access premium interconnection services, wherever they need us around the globe. We will continue to strive for interconnection excellence and innovative power – whatever the future brings. Winning the Best IX award is the icing on the cake in our birthday year!” said Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, having received the honor during the virtual ceremony.

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 one of the world’s leading operators of Internet Exchanges, and this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Taken into operation in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, with a data throughput of more than 9 Terabits per second (Tbps) and over 1000 connected networks, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. In total, in its more than 20 locations in Europe, the Near East, Asia and North America, DE-CIX provides over 2000 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services. The connected customer capacity of all DE-CIX locations worldwide exceeds 60 Terabits. Further information at

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