23 June 2022

DE-CIX chooses FLEXOPTIX as exclusive supplier for universal transceivers

Frankfurt am Main, 23 June 2022: DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, has chosen FLEXOPTIX, a leading technology provider for optical components, as their exclusive supplier worldwide for universal transceivers. Already today, DE-CIX utilizes FLEXOPTIX hardware at all of its close to 40 global locations. Moving forward, DE-CIX intends to implement FLEXOPTIX hardware at all planned and future deployments of interconnection platforms around the globe. FLEXOPTIX universal transceivers are an integral part of DE-CIX’s award-winning Apollo platform, helping to manage the enormous and continuous increase in customers and data traffic at all locations.

“At DE-CIX, our interconnection platforms are built using hardware of the highest standards. Our clients demand top-tier performance and resilience to ensure the continuous and failsafe flow of data. FLEXOPTIX has been able to consistently exceed our expectations and we are extremely satisfied with the products and performance. Their optical transceivers are adaptable to routers and switches produced by different hardware manufacturers and are thus easy to integrate into our platform. The broad portfolio of transceivers and short delivery times allow us to keep up the speed of our global expansion,” says Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX.

FLEXOPTIX universal transceivers have been designed to reliably convert electrical signals into high-speed optical data communication. This ensures the processing and forwarding of information in both directions regardless of data rate, form factor, or host system.

“We are thrilled to further expand our collaboration with DE-CIX and see our FLEXBOX and transceivers being implemented throughout the entire global DE-CIX infrastructure. We are proud to support the world’s leading Interconnection provider with technology that just works,” states Thomas Weible, Chief Technology Officer at FLEXOPTIX. “We look forward to continuing to grow our business alongside DE-CIX, around the globe.”

DE-CIX operates close to 40 Internet Exchanges in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia, either under its own management or in various cooperation and partnership models. DE-CIX connects more than 2500 network operators (carriers), Internet service providers (ISPs), content providers and corporate networks from more than 100 countries and offers peering, cloud, and interconnection services. All in all, the DE-CIX Internet Exchanges make up the world’s largest neutral interconnection ecosystem, with a connected customer capacity of more than 100 terabits.