In 1995, the world’s leading Internet Exchange was founded. From customers to partners to our employees – the story of DE-CIX is impossible
“Through working in the telecommunications industry, I get come up with ideas that could have a very big impact if we realize them.”
Wim Henderickx, Director of Network Consulting Engineering and PLN at Nokia, has a lot of stories to tell about the development of the Internet – and what the world’s largest routers have to do with it.
The development of the Internet feels exponential. As the half-life period of new records in data throughput, bandwidth and speed is continually decreasing, the number of possibilities continues to grow.
Find out how pushing the technological boundaries has created the Internet – and will change its future.
“For my generation, the biggest thing really is that we feel we have changed the world by building the Internet.”
Frank Kammer, Business Area Manager Telekom & Carrier at Axians Germany, has been at the forefront of the development of the Internet. Find out more about his exciting path – and how he went against the rules to build the Internet.
The Internet relies on the different actors of the interconnection value-chain. Without data centers, carriers, ISPs, hardware & software providers, the network that fuels our modern world could not exist. Find out more about their exciting contributions!
THE STORY OF DE-CIX
The history of the Internet would have taken a different path. How did the interconnection of three ISPs in Frankfurt become the world’s leading Internet Exchange?
“1995 was a very exciting time. As the CEO of a consulting firm, I helped the German software industry to develop – and quickly realized that this was a new era.”
Harald A. Summa
Ivo A. Ivanov
CEO DE-CIX International
“The Internet would not be as good as it is today. Why? Because together we create resilient and robust digital infrastructures, and this is the foundation of a better Internet.”
Dr. Thomas King
“In 1995, I was a student attending high school. I had a small room filled with computers – and I was already interconnecting them.”
PEOPLE BEHIND DE-CIX
The past 25 years of interconnection would have never been possible without our employees. Get to know them!
VOICES OF THE INTERNET
The Internet as we know it today would not exist. Find out how they are continuing to shape the Internet!
The development of DE-CIX is closely linked to the big milestones in Internet history. Find out how DE-CIX’ traffic increased – and how the Internet became what it is today.
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Thank you for joining the DE-CIX Virtual 25 Years Anniversary Show. It would not have been the same WITHOUT YOU!
From the previous home of DE-CIX in Frankfurt to the big anniversary party – discover the milestones of DE-CIX over the past 25 years!