DE-CIX Preps Dallas Internet Exchange

DE-CIX North America is planning to open an Internet exchange in Dallas.

DE-CIX Dallas will locate its first access points at Infomart’s multi-tenant data center at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. The building is home to multiple data center operators, including Cologix, Equinix and zColo, and it also houses new colocation space operated by Infomart itself. The exchange is expected to be ready for service in January 2016 and will expand to additional locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex over time.

Dallas is a strong hub for connectivity in the southern United States. The city is also a gateway for Mexican and Latin American carriers to the U.S., driving continued growth in communications traffic. Many carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in and around Dallas, with points of presence (PoPs) inside the Infomart facility.

DE-CIX serves around 80 networks at its DE-CIX New York exchange. The company, which is wholly owned by eco – the world’s largest Internet industry association – offers an open, neutral alternative for Ethernet interconnection and peering.

“When we seek out new markets, the first thing we look for is the need for neutral and open peering and interconnection. In Dallas, DE-CIX has detected a high demand for these types of services,” explained DE-CIX’s CMO Frank Orlowski. “DE-CIX Dallas will be an essential part of the Internet ecosystem in the Southwest, opening up a true alternative Internet exchange in Dallas. Our goal is to gain the Number One position in this metro within the next 12 months, providing a powerful and open exchange to maximize the benefits of  peering.”