LU-CIX Announces 1st 100GE Customer on Luxembourg Internet Exchange

Following hot on the heels of its November 2016 announcement of Luxembourg’s first 100 GE Internet node backbone LU-CIX 2.0, the LUxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange, LU-CIX, has announced that POST Luxembourg has become the first member to go live with a 100GE interface on this new ultra-high speed platform.

Commenting on this achievement, LU-CIX Chairman Marco Houwen said “As Chairman of LU-CIX Asbl, I am very proud that our member POST Luxembourg took the step of upgrading to a 100GE port on the LU-CIX infrastructure. After the update of LU-CIX, to a brand new network at the end of last year, this big step confirms clearly the dynamism of the Luxembourg Internet Eco-system.”

For reliability and to anticipate future growth needs, the technology underpinning the interconnection between the POST Luxembourg’s backbone and the LU-CIX infrastructure is built on an Adva Optical FSP 3000 scalable optical transport platform.

Adva Optical Director of Sales Benelux Yann Evain explained “this architecture will significantly future proof the exchange and at the same time reduce energy requirements which is why it has become the platform of choice for so many ultra-high speed networks.”

Speaking for POST Luxembourg, Head of Backbone Service Carlo Richartz stated “as supplier of 70% of residential broadband in Luxembourg we urgently needed this new high speed backbone as it enables us to continue to supply the bandwidth that is demanded by our consumers who are increasingly accessing content rich data feeds such as 4K video and Virtual Reality.” He went on to say that POST Luxembourg had chosen LU-CIX for their “reactivity, pricing, proximity, and to enable us to pick up localy and very efficiently bandwidth consuming content like HD videos and films from international streaming companies connected on LU-CIX ”.