2019-11-07 09:01Press release

Netnod becomes first IX to offer 400GE ports at multiple IX locations

Using the latest technology to offer unprecedented capacity and accommodate future traffic growth, 400GE ports set to become an industry game-changer

Stockholm, Sweden - 8 November 2019 - Netnod, the leading provider of interconnection services in the Nordics, today announced that 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports are now available at Netnod’s Internet Exchanges in Stockholm and Copenhagen. This makes Netnod the first Internet Exchange (IX) anywhere in the world to have deployed 400GE ports at multiple IX locations.

Since 2016, customer demand for 100GE ports at the Netnod IXes has increased year on year at around 25%. Over the same period, Netnod has also implemented a scalable platform to accommodate significant increases in capacity and to provide customers with the widest range of connection options.  

“As the leading provider of interconnection services in the Nordics, Netnod is proud to be at the forefront of offering customers all the advantages of a 400GE port,” said LM Jogbäck, Netnod CEO. “As ever, our goal is to scale with our customers’ needs, help grow their networks and offer the most flexible and competitively priced services available.”

The new 400GE ports at the Netnod IXes in Stockholm and Copenhagen enable customers to run all their peering traffic through one single or redundant port. This minimises the cost and administration of cross connects, improves scalability and offers the lowest price per megabit in the region for both public and private peering.

Netnod has made significant investments in the last two years to build a scalable DWDM platform enabling the most flexible, cost-effective peering and transport services in the region. The platform uses state-of-the-art Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) equipment from ADVA Optical Networking and the very latest switching technology from Arista.

“The Arista R3-Series expands our capacity for high performance peering and colocation services,” said Mattias Karlsson, Head of Engineering, Netnod. “It provides power efficient systems offering 400G and a rich feature set enabling us to offer industry-leading interconnection services at our Internet Exchanges.”

More information about Netnod’s IX services is available at: https://www.netnod.se/ix


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About Netnod

Netnod provides critical infrastructure support ranging from interconnection services and Internet Exchanges to DNS services, root server operations and activities for the good of the Internet. As innovators at the core of the Internet with a worldwide reputation for our services and the expertise of our staff, we ensure a stable and secure Internet for the Nordics and beyond. Netnod’s range of activities include: running interconnection services and the largest Internet Exchange in the Nordics (länka till, https://www.netnod.se/ix) providing secondary DNS services to partners, enterprises and some of the largest TLDs in the world (länka till, https://www.netnod.se/dns) operating I-root, one of the world’s 13 root name servers (länka till, https://www.netnod.se/i-root) providing Time and Frequency (NTP, NTS and PTP) services for Sweden (Länka till https://www.netnod.se/time-and-frequency) Established in 1996 as a neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, Netnod is based in Sweden and fully owned by the non-profit foundation TU-stiftelsen (Stiftelsen för Telematikens utveckling).