NL-ix lowers data center interconnect latency via Tampnet fiber route

May 4, 2021
The interconnect exchange will see its round-trip delay between Amsterdam and Copenhagen shrink 36%, from 14 ms to 9 ms, by using the “Cobra” cable landing in Esbjerg, Denmark, according to Tampnet.

Tampnet, which provides fiber-optic network connectivity in the Nordics and other regions, says NL-ix has opted to use capacity on its North Sea network. The interconnect exchange will see its round-trip delay between Amsterdam and Copenhagen shrink 36%, from 14 ms to 9 ms, by using the “Cobra” cable landing in Esbjerg, Denmark, according to Tampnet.

Established in the Netherlands in 2001 as an internet exchange, NL-ix also offers international connectivity for its customers. The exchange distributes 4.76 Tbps (peak traffic) of Internet traffic via its proprietary network to more than 2400 other providers.

“We serve the majority of Internet Service Providers in Denmark, and content requested by their users which is not directly available in Copenhagen will come, in many cases, from Amsterdam. We can now deliver that content 36% faster,” explained Jan Hoogenboom CEO and founder of NL-ix. “We offer our clients the lowest possible latency and prove it by showing the current round-trip times on all links in our network in real-time on our website. By being completely transparent about this, we have opened up the black box that others prefer to keep a lid on.”

“We are very excited to welcome NL-ix as a new customer and help them improve the service they offer their customers. This route between Copenhagen and Amsterdam has been enormously successful since it was launched in 2019 and underscores our development strategy of continuously bringing new, high value and meticulously engineered, routes to the market. Diversity and low-latency are two parameters that our network is designed to support as Nordic data traffic continues to grow”, said Cato Lammenes, managing director of Tampnet Carrier.

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