DE-CIX completes 100-G upgrade

German-headquartered internet exchange operator DE-CIX has signed its first domestic customer for an upgraded 100-G network.
Web hosting firm Hetzner Online is the first customer to use multiple 100-G ports on DE-CIX’s Frankfurt metro area network, which the operator has now completed upgrading to its full capacity of four super nodes and six edge nodes.
Alcatel-Lucent and ADVA Optical Networking handled the network upgrade, which gives DE-CIX the ability to offer customers access to multiple 100-G ports. The firm transitioned 580 customers with 928 ports to the new platform from April until present, and plans to tempt them to the 100-G option with additional Ethernet-based interconnection options in 2014.
Harald Summa, DE-CIX chief executive, congratulated “engineering and support teams for their careful planning and strong execution of this complex process.
“We know global Internet traffic will continue to grow and are confident that the DE-CIX Apollon platform will capably handle traffic for all our customers.”