Telxius, Interxion and FREE NOW, Among Others, Will Analyse the Digitalization of the Iberian Peninsula at the First DE-CIX Summit in Virtual Reality

  • DE-CIX will gather 13 major companies from the networking and digitalization industry at its fourth annual congress.

Madrid, November 4, 2020 – DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, has just announced that the fourth edition of their annual summit will take place next Thursday, November 12. DE-CIX Interconnection Summit Madrid 2020 will be broadcasted online for the first time in virtual reality. Following this year’s motto “a digital world, for everything, for everyone” the meeting will bring together professionals and experts from Interxion, Telxius or FREE NOW, among other companies, to discuss how the digitalization of companies’ business models is having an impact on interconnection services, and the role of Madrid and Southern Europe on the global interconnection map.

Coronavirus has strongly influenced interconnection services and increased the demand for apps and platforms such as videoconferencing, streaming video platforms, mobility services or online gaming. For this reason this summit’s edition will analyze the changes that the digital ecosystem is facing and how the industry has worked to adapt its services to offer a solid and reliable infrastructure.

“This edition of DE-CIX Summit has special relevance for the current situation we are going through. COVID-19 has had a great impact on the digital ecosystem and has driven big changes in a short period of time. That is why we have brought together in a single event some of the world’s leading Internet experts, who will give us their view on the impact of the pandemic and the role that Madrid plays in this global scenario,” says Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

First Virtual Reality Summit

Due to the exceptional situation we are experiencing due to coronavirus, this edition of the DE-CIX Summit in Madrid will not be held in person, but in a virtual reality setting. The company has designed a virtual arena where the speakers will make their interventions on a 3D digital stage.

The event will feature 14 industry experts who will address the evolution of Madrid and the South of Europe as a strategic location for Internet and communications. From the sponsoring companies, DE-CIX will introduce speakers such as Robert Assink, Managing Director of Interxion; Markel Gruber, Managing Director of Global Switch and Zigor Gaubeca, Network Architect at Aire Networks. Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International and Theresa Bobis, Regional Director for Southern Europe, will be the masters of ceremonies at the Summit.

In the event will also take part Carlos Casado, from Telxius; Jaime Rodríguez, General Manager of Free Now in Spain; Maxim Triay, CTO of Adamo; Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, Norman Albi, CEO of Barcelona Cable landing station, Andy Bax, COO of Seaborn, Diego Matas, COO of EllaLink, Erick Contag, Executive Chairman at Globenet and Rob Gill, Research VP at Gartner.

Since its opening in 2016, DE-CIX Madrid has become one of the world’s fastest growing Internet exchange point with over 200 networks already connected. In addition, in this past year it has set traffic peaks records, reaching 550 Gbps.

DE-CIX Madrid Virtual Summit will be broadcasted live next November 12 at 10.00h CET and 16.00h CET.

Click here to learn more about the event agenda and registration.

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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 10 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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