DE-CIX halves prices for small providers

5 Aug 2009

German Internet Exchange Point Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) has said it is slashing the cost for small- and medium-sized internet service providers (ISPs) and carriers to connect to the exchange. The price of a 1Gbps connection has now fallen from EUR1,000 (USD1,440) per month to EUR500 per month, while the cost of a 200Mbps connection will start at EUR200 a month. ‘This is how we do our part to help smaller providers survive the tough competition for DSL and cable/internet customers,’ said Frank P. Orlowski, the company’s director of business development and marketing, adding, ‘In order to meet the market needs, DE-CIX has extensively re-designed and drastically increased the throughput of the entire infrastructure. We have grown from 85Gbps traffic and three switches to 600Gbps to 700Gbps traffic on ten edge and two core switches.’ Frankfurt am Main-based DE-CIX, which was founded in 1995, states that over 300 ISPs from more than 40 countries carry out an essential part of their internet traffic through the company.

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