DE-CIX Announces 400-Gigabit Ethernet Access

DE-CIX is now offering 400-GE access technology.

The expansion is utilizing the DE-CIX Apollon platform, which uses Nokia routers as one core component.

The 400-GE Nokia line cards are now available in DE-CIX Frankfurt. The company plans to make the technology available at further DE-CIX locations as well.

DE-CIX has so far offered 1 GE, 10 GE, and 100 GE connections. 100-GE access technology was first introduced in 2013 and has been increasingly booked in recent years. As a result, in 2018, orders of 100-GE ports at DE-CIX grew by almost 45 percent in comparison to 2017, the company says.

“Within the next few years, we expect the 400-GE access technology to become the new gold standard for customers with commensurate broadband needs,” saus Eric Dorr, head of infrastructure at DE-CIX.