News / April 4, 2013

LU-CIX and IX Reach Open up Connectivity to Major IXs

April 2013LU-CIX, Luxembourg’s Commercial Internet Exchange is moving a step forward in its evolution since its foundation in 2009, by launching the ‘Central European Peering Hub’ concept and announcing international connectivity solutions provider, IX Reach, as its first partner connecting LU-CIX members to other European IXs through their respective reseller programs According to LU-CIX CEO, Claude Demuth’s announcement at the last LU-CIX press conference in September 2012, “2013 is going to be a key year for LU-CIX’s evolution”. Located in the heart of the so called ‘Golden Ring’, LU-CIX is, once more, leveraging its central geographic position within the European Internet and Peering Hubs to launch a new concept that is profitable for its various kinds of members: the ‘Central European Peering Hub’ solution. The aim of the ‘Central European Peering Hub’ is to provide the opportunity to every LU-CIX member to easily connect to other IXs’ reseller programs, AMS-IX (Amsterdam), LINX (London), DE-CIX (Frankfurt) and France-IX (Paris), etc., and therefore to the biggest Internet Exchanges (IX) in the world. It allows smaller LU-CIX members to hook onto the big IXs through the already high performing LU-CIX platform and via existing international infrastructures and connections from larger LU-CIX members, such as IX Reach. Claude Demuth comments, “In short, this is a win-win deal for all parties involved: larger LU-CIX members can sell transport services to targeted IXs all over the world, smaller LU-CIX members gain easy and cost-efficient access to those IXs, whilst LU-CIX increases its traffic load; and last but not least, Luxembourg strengthens its reputation and attractiveness as an ICT hub”.

LU-CIX Remote Peering Partners map

As a key international player in providing connectivity solutions and a global leader in remote peering services, IX Reach is an obvious choice for becoming the first  ‘carrying  member’ of the new LU-CIX solution; offering additional access to other IXs reseller programs to smaller members of the LU-CIX platform. IX Reach is also able to offer customers capacity with the lowest latency routes available between Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, as well as between Paris and Frankfurt. “We’re extremely pleased to add LU-CIX to our ever expanding list of Internet Exchange partners.” comments IX Reach’s Founder and Director, Stephen Wilcox.  “We’re particularly excited by the opportunities Luxembourg holds. It’s fast becoming an important European center for gaming, hosting and financial services, all of which are interesting companies for us and who can benefit greatly from our lowest latency routes and remote peering services now available from LU-CIX. Offering other Internet Exchanges from LU-CIX, the Central European Peering Hub, is a new and interesting approach we believe will benefit Luxembourg, and the members of LU-CIX and we were keen to be the first partners.”   About LU-CIX LU-CIX stands for Luxembourg Commercial Internet exchange. LU-CIX was founded in 2009 based on a cross-industries initiative set up by major national and international Internet players, with the aim of developing the Internet in Luxembourg. The LU-CIX model of openness and neutrality is based on the philosophy of already existing international centers. Thanks to LU-CIX, companies generating IP traffic and attracted to Luxembourg by the favorable economic environment, are in a position to find all the means and tools to carry their traffic to all Internet users around the world. This Internet exchange point allows the various Internet service providers to exchange Internet traffic between their networks, and thus directly connect the content providers to the international Internet operators located in Luxembourg. It will also enable its members to benefit from various services related to the Internet network and the communication and information technologies. LU-CIX has a neutral independent structural organization and is divided in two legal entities: LU-CIX A.S.B.L. a non-profit organization and LU-CIX Management GIE (Economic Interest Group) that runs the technical backend. More information at About IX Reach IX Reach operates its own purpose built international MPLS network reaching over 30 major cities across Europe and North America. IX Reach specialises 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 75+ 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 +44 845 013 084. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.