DE-CIX, the leading carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange (IX) operator on the Indian subcontinent, has now taken the pole position as the largest IX in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This ranking by PeeringDB is based on the number of networks (ASNs) connected at the IX. DE-CIX India currently has more than 359 networks peering at the exchange, placing it on rank one among 153 IXs tracked in 29 countries in the APAC region.
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is a strategic hub interconnecting many networks and regions in Asia. The thriving city is home to six stock exchanges, of which the Bombay Stock Exchange has over 5000 companies listed on its bourse; the most of any city in the world. India’s central bank and the securities regulator, as well as the largest private and public sector banks, equity and commodity exchanges, and export-import banks, are all headquartered in Mumbai. In addition to that, Mumbai is the nation’s capital for cinema, advertising and print media, giving credence to the fact that infrastructure and technology are far superior in Mumbai and positioning it as the leading city for geo-economics in the Indo-Pacific region. Therefore, it is no wonder that DE-CIX Mumbai, with 359 connected networks, is the most interconnected IX in the APAC region.
“The first-place ranking is proof of the innovative spirit of DE-CIX India. We have demonstrated to the industry how we have significantly impacted and redefined the market: thanks to our focus on a ‘customer first’ ideology, due to which we not only heavily invested in network resilience, but also ensured first-in-class initiatives. Thus, we became the market share leader with a rapidly growing customer base and the most preferred IX in Mumbai, as well as the largest in the APAC region”, said Sudhir Kunder, Country Director, DE-CIX Interwire, India.
Kunder added, “Furthermore, we are pleased to have been able to support the growth and success of our valued clients as well as partner carriers and ISPs, along with content, cloud, and other networks, through our best-in-class service. All their businesses were served seamlessly throughout the manifold surges in demand.”