Madrid Improves Its Interconnection in Iberia Thanks To DE-CIX’s Alliance with Aire Networks

This collaboration will increase the city’s connectivity with other locations in Iberia

Madrid – 23 May 2019 – DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, has announced a new collaboration with the reseller Aire Networks that will extend Madrid’s connectivity with new Spanish cities. DE-CIX’s interconnection services are now also available in Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Granada, Malaga to name a few, adding up to more than 470 cities worldwide with access to DE-CIX.

“This alliance supports the growth of DE-CIX Madrid, which since 2016 has become the fastest growing Internet Exchange in the world with 145 connected networks”, says Theresa Bobis, Director Southern Europe at DE-CIX. According to a white paper developed by TeleGeography commanded by DE-CIX, networks are moving south in order to connect with Europe and content providers worldwide instead of going north. “The connectivity with other Spanish regions powered by Aire Networks strengthens Madrid’s potential to become the reference digital hub in Southern Europe”, Bobis concludes.

“It makes us proud that a reference the size of DE-CIX has chosen Aire Networks to improve its presence in Spain. This agreement will allow DE-CIX to benefit from our excellent capillarity as well as our redundant capacity in each of our multiple POPs”, explains Zigor Gaubeca, Network Director at Aire Networks.

Aire Networks’ 27,000 kilometer network is one of the largest in Spain, reaching different Spanish cities such as Seville, Murcia or Elche. By interconnecting through DE-CIX Madrid, these regions not only will connect with the networks peering at the city, but also the whole networks ecosystem in DE-CIX Internet Exchanges worldwide, from Frankfurt to New York.

The new alliance with Aire Networks increases the number of cities customers can access DE-CIX services to over 470 around the globe. DE-CIX operates Internet Exchanges in 18 metropolitan regions around the globe. The location in Frankfurt is home to the world’s leading Internet Exchange with a data throughput of more than 6.8 terabits per second (Tbps) at peak times.

About Aire Networks

Aire Networks is a national telecommunications operator that provides wholesale Quadruple Play solutions; profitable, flexible, and scalable for operators, entities of the public administration, and companies in general. Among its multiple assets are its know-how, its strong national and international interconnection agreements with the main sectoral actors and its own telecommunications network with more than 27,000 km and a transport capacity of 1.2 Tbps. With its network, it covers 90% of the Spanish territory through fiber optics and radio links.

About DE-CIX

DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator – provides premium interconnection services and runs a range of carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1500+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America. With more than 6.8 Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange. For more information, please visit

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