Giganews Connects to DE-CIX, Opens Peering in Germany


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Giganews, Inc., the world's foremost premium Usenet access provider, announced that they have established an open peering connection at DE-CIX™ (German Internet Exchange) located in Frankfurt, Germany. Connecting to DE-CIX is the most recent peering action undertaken by Giganews, which also recently established peering points at the London Internet Exchange (LINX™) and doubled network capacity at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX™).

Giganews' membership in DE-CIX facilitates open peering with ISPs, content providers, and all other organizations that are DE-CIX customers. Joining DE-CIX enables Giganews to better serve members on networks not only in Germany, but also in Central and Eastern Europe through fast and reliable network peering connections.

"As with all of our peering arrangements, joining DE-CIX allows us to exchange traffic with numerous service providers at a negligible cost to all parties involved," said Philip Molter, CTO of Giganews. "We are also very excited at the opportunity to better service our German, Central European, and Russian members with faster download speeds and more reliable service."

Establishment of a peered connection point at DE-CIX is the latest of many actions undertaken by Giganews this year. In addition to joining LINX and expanding at AM-SIX, Giganews has also unveiled support for custom usernames, added PayPal payment methods, increased binary article retention to 240 days, and determined, internally resolved, and alerted the Usenet community to the issue of 64-bit article numbering.

Peering With Giganews

Giganews offers network and NNTP peering through direct cross connects and peering networks such as DE-CIX, LINX and AMS-IX. For more information on peering directly with Giganews please contact

About DE-CIX

DE-CIX Management GmbH is the carrier neutral and indepent owner of the DE-CIX international Internet Exchange ("IX") in Frankfurt. The Company also owns and operates the Hamburg "WORK-IX" and the Munich "ALP-IX" regional Internet Exchanges.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the eco Internet Industry Association, a non-profit organization. eco is the largest European Internet industry association, promoting its commercial development as well as providing advice and support to companies that do business with or on the Internet.

Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic ("peering") between all types of Internet service providers ("ISPs") including broadband and content providers. Originally started as a project founded by 3 German ISPs, DE-CIX is now the largest Internet exchange in the heart of Europe and one of the top 3 IXs globally.

Today DE-CIX has over 280 customers from 30 nations using peering to lower costs and increase IP performance and resilience. By serving customers in 11 data center facilities in the city of Frankfurt, DE-CIX enhances the ability of its customers to expand their business and exchange Internet traffic with more networks than anyone else in Central- and Eastern Europe - efficiently and securely.

For more information please visit the DE-CIX website:

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