2024-03-12 14:00Press release

Cross-IX: the future of connectivity across key European markets

Cross-IX Netnod IX and AMS IX

AMS-IX and Netnod Launch Cross-IX

Amsterdam and Stockholm, 12 March 2024 – AMS-IX and Netnod have today launched the new Cross-IX service which will enable networks to peer across key European peering hubs using just one connection. As the first phase in this service, Netnod IX customers can now connect directly to the AMS-IX Amsterdam and exchange traffic with 860+ networks exchanging almost 12 Tbps of traffic.

As Cross-IX grows, customers at the participating Internet Exchanges will have access to hundreds of new unique networks. The goal of Cross-IX is to provide a simple solution to reach the major connectivity hubs in Europe without risk, delay or the need for CAPEX in hardware and colo.

Transport costs are included in Cross-IX pricing. All connections can be managed via one single contract and can be provisioned on an existing (or new) port. The new service is live from the  Netnod IX Stockholm to AMS-IX Amsterdam. The next step will be for customers at AMS-IX Amsterdam to benefit from direct connections to the Netnod IX in Stockholm where 200+ ASNs exchange more than 2 Tbps of traffic.

“The new Cross-IX service is a milestone for connectivity in Europe,” says Karin Ahl, Netnod CEO. “As a one-stop shop for peering in Europe, Cross-IX will make it easy for customers to extend their reach. I am delighted to offer our customers even more value-added services and to strengthen our long-standing cooperation with AMS-IX.”

Peter van Burgel, CEO of AMS-IX says: “We are delighted to be taking this important step towards a new level of connectivity together with our esteemed partner Netnod. With the Cross-IX service, customers of AMS-IX and customers of Netnod can easily extend their ecosystem of networks without risk, delay, hardware requirements or additional administrative burdens. This embodies our vision of a better and safer internet for a better society, within and across borders.”

Read more about Cross-IX here.

About Netnod

Netnod provides critical infrastructure support ranging from interconnection services and Internet Exchanges to time services, DNS services and root server operations. With a worldwide reputation for its services and the expertise of its staff, Netnod ensures a stable and secure Internet for the Nordics and beyond. Established in 1996 as a neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, Netnod is fully owned by the non-profit foundation TU-stiftelsen (Stiftelsen för Telematikens utveckling). More information is available at: www.netnod.se