The expanding digital economy is now an indivisible part of the contemporary business context, serving as a platform and source of new online strategies, emerging technology adoption and beyond. As such a foundational part and fundamental driver of both the present and future of enterprise strategy, it’s critical that the internet is continually advanced to keep pace with growing demands.

To support and help spearhead this endeavor, DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators with the fastest-growing IX in the New York metro area, recently joined The Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC) as a founding member. As an independent global committee that promotes internet diversity and resilience through the formation of new global internet nexus points, IEIC is expanding its network of innovative partners to encompass every facet of the digital future.

Neutral interconnection platforms, the core of DE-CIX’s business model, are a critical component in the pursuit of bettering the internet and empowering the networks that rely on it. The company’s premium network interconnection services and worldwide network of carrier and data center-neutral IXs provide the heart of today’s and tomorrow’s internet, enabling businesses to keep up with rising traffic demands. By serving as the places where networks meet and offering secure, reliable, cost-effective traffic exchange as demands on networks expand, DE-CIX’s IXs ensure that the internet runs safely and smoothly across the globe.

“DE-CIX’s DNA is about offering easy interconnection to our customers anywhere they need it on the planet. Neutrality is at the heart of what we do every day,” states Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “Becoming a founding member of the IEIC – among other global digital leaders – and supporting the effort in promoting Internet diversity and resilience just goes in line with how we understand digitization – now and in the future.”

Founded in 1995, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading interconnection platform, managing more than 7 Terabits per second at peak traffic. Stateside, DE-CIX provides leading platforms in New York, which now stands as the area’s largest IX after only three years of operation, and Dallas. DE-CIX New York is the only Open-IX certified and carrier and data center-neutral IX in the market. Meanwhile, DE-CIX Dallas is the region’s fastest-growing carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange, enabling improved network performance throughout the Southwest and Mexico for both local operators and those located elsewhere coming in via transport connections.

DE-CIX joins the IEIC team alongside Ford Motor Company, which seeks collaboration on the next generation of connected, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and Henrico Virginia, which is paving the way for government to work alongside industries.

“With the addition of Ford, Henrico County and DE-CIX as IEIC founding members, we are pleased to welcome the global leaders of their respective industries to IEIC,” says Clint Heiden, Founder of IEIC. “Each founding member brings their unique strengths and strategic value to IEIC, propelling IEIC’s vision of driving global internet diversity and resilience, resulting in economic growth in various regions around the globe.”

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