DE-CIX upgrades Frankfurt internet exchange with Nokia routers

Jan. 11, 2022
The company’s Frankfurt facility will see the installation of Nokia’s 7750 SR-14 routers as part of an upgrade initiative to achieve 800 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

DE-CIX has turned once again to Nokia to upgrade the switches in one of its internet exchanges. The company’s Frankfurt facility will see the installation of Nokia’s 7750 SR-14 routers as part of an upgrade initiative to achieve 800 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) capabilities.

The upgrade program is in its initial stages and is expected to run into the second quarter of this year. The two companies say that DE-CIX will have three 7750 SR-14 routers installed across the entire decentralized DE-CIX structure at a cost of several million Euros. The DE-CIX platform in Frankfurt encompasses more than 35 different locations within the metropolis, serving more than 1100 connected networks and supporting a peak load of close to 11 Tbps. It is Europe’s largest internet exchange.

“DE-CIX is well-known as a technology leader with the capability to build and operate a modern, scalable infrastructure. Through our partnership with Nokia, we have access to hardware of the latest generation to future-proof our platform and offer our customers reliable and seamless peering and interconnection services over the long term,” says Dr. Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX. “With the broad portfolio of Nokia equipment, we can without a problem build internet exchanges of any size – an important pillar of our global expansion strategy.”

“Working with DE-CIX is really special for us,” says Ken Kutzler, vice president of Nokia’s IP Routing Hardware business. “Together, we regularly push the limits of current technology, and we’re proud to continue our innovative partnership. Customers like DE-CIX really are the fuel to our R&D efforts. Powered by the Nokia FP5 network processor in our 7750 SR lineup, DE-CIX can continue to expect best-in-class performance, smooth operations, and a future-proof platform.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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