News / July 16, 2012

IX Reach Expands Remote Peering to Include Swedish IX, Netnod

July, 2012: IX Reach, an International layer 2 carrier, has added Netnod – a Swedish-based Internet Exchange organisation to its extensive PoP (Point of Presence) list, which has already been connected to its expansive international network. This new partnership will allow IX Reach customers a better coverage when entering the Scandinavian and European market, providing them with direct and secure connectivity and colocation into the Telecity Bromma Internet Exchange point (IXP) operated by Netnod in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Netnod is Sweden’s largest Internet Exchange carrying 300Gbps of traffic and its expansive coverage allows IX Reach customers to have wider access through its robust and reliable network into Sweden while offering capacities ranging from 100Mbps to multiple 10Gbps. Through its comprehensive network, IX Reach can provide direct connectivity from any on-net location to Sweden, opening up the Scandinavian country to the rest of Europe and North America. Netnod is the main gateway for Russian ISPs to Europe and the Baltic countries with some of the biggest transit and hosting providers from those marketplaces peering there. Monica O’Meany, Founder and CEO of IX Reach, commented regarding the development “We are extremely excited about our network expansion into Stockholm. Adding Netnod to the vast number of Internet Exchanges that we can connect customers to will bring even more value to the commercial relationship we have with existing and future customers. Netnod is now part of a wide portfolio of partners, which was a key point in our strategy to expand our footprint into the Nordics. I am sure of the positive results this partnership will bring for both companies.” IX Reach is happy to have this new partnership with the independent Swedish Internet exchange, Netnod. Netnod is a highly successful Internet Exchange, which enjoys some of the highest volumes of traffic per peer in Europe; by consistently adding more of these key PoPs to the IX Reach network, it will open up many more options for customers and give them more choice for their requirements. About IX Reach IX Reach operates its own purpose built international MPLS network reaching over 27 major cities across Europe and North America. IX Reach specialise in providing bespoke solutions based on point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connectivity with flexible bandwidth capacity from 100Mbps to multiple 10Gbps, VLANs, VPNs, wavelengths and business IP. IX Reach’s network offers a robust and reliable platform designed to support customers such as carriers, ISPs, content providers and large corporates in order to expand their network across IX Reach’s 58 data centres. IX Reach also has over 250 racks of colocation and can offer space from a 1/4 rack up to large suites. Through its partnerships with key Internet Exchanges, data centres and cloud operators, IX Reach offers all the benefits of one simple solution. For more information about our services and our partnerships with key Internet Exchanges, data centres and cloud operators please email us at or call us on +44 845 013 0845. You can also like us on or follow us on About Netnod Netnod is a not-for-profit, neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, based in Sweden and owned by the TU foundation. Netnod provides DNS anycast and unicast slave services to TLDs worldwide through its highly respected and robust DNSNODE product. Netnod is also the proud operator of, one of the thirteen logical DNS root name servers in the world – a critical part of the Internet underlying infrastructure. This service is provided as a public service to the Internet community at-large, as part of Netnod’s goal to work for the “Good of the Internet”. Finally, Netnod operates six exchanges in five different cities in Sweden where Internet operators exchange traffic. The Netnod IX has among the highest amount of traffic per peer in Europe and is fully IPv6 enabled. Website: Contact: Kurt-Erik Lindqvist, CEO, Netnod,, +46 8 56286000