Internet Peering, in Any Market, Anywhere


The latest industry forecast from Volume 4 of the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix, expects that by 2023 Global Interconnection Bandwidth Global will grow at a 45% CAGR—translating to 16,300+ terabits per second (Tbps).

As digitization increases, installed capacities are forecast to grow at a tremendous rate for industries across regions.

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Peering Location Regional and Global Capitalization



The latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) ranked London as the most powerful financial center in the world after New York and Singapore. 

London is home to a large community of financial service organizations, from high-frequency traders and hedge funds to European banking companies. 

London is the Financial Capital of Europe** These businesses, which rely on best in class peering environments, need to be within the closest physical proximity to their business partners. As a result, communities of interest form in colocation facilities that offer dense connectivity options.

 The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is inevitably part of the Internet supply chain, sitting at the center of the Internet facilitating the passing of traffic between those who run different networks and those who have content that they wish to share over those networks.


“For companies that expand in the Netherlands, the Dutch digital infrastructure paves the way to opportunity, collaboration, and success. With the help of its state-of-the-art 98% fast broadband coverage and 99% 4G coverage, companies are connected wherever they set up in the Netherlands” -(Invest Holland)

The Netherlands is a digital frontrunner with the adoption rate of single technologies above the EU and US average for platforms, Internet of Things, and big data. 

“Not only is it the gateway to Europe, but thanks to the country’s excellent technical infrastructure and the fact that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is located here, it’s also becoming the IT Delta of Europe” – Edwin Prinsen, Managing Director, Cisco Netherlands.

As the world’s most connected country according to DHL’s Global Connectedness Index, the Netherlands leads for its digital infrastructure. Together with excellent mobile and landline connections, one of the world’s largest internet exchanges and the Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-IX), provide companies in the Netherlands with expansive and reliable network coverage.

North America

Whilst North America leads in Global Interconnection Maturity, service providers, such as telecommunications carriers, have the biggest head start in the race toward private interconnection across all the industry sectors, with 21% of the market in 2022.

Whilst neutral services aren’t yet characteristic of the wider market, in promoting a more competitive market for interconnection, pricing and general bandwidth growth in North America, Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) is the place where global networks meet.

With the 5th largest Internet Exchange in the US and the number one in the Northeast, DECIX New York is an Open Internet Exchange and operates more access points than any other Internet Exchange in North America.

From one access point, PEER to multiple locations, with the GlobePEER Remote service, customers can use their existing access to peer remotely at additional DE-CIX locations.


As the largest not-for-profit Internet Exchange (IX) in Singapore, SGIX’s goal is to provide a robust, open, and neutral peering platform to all its members and participants and to facilitate a cost-effective exchange of Internet traffic between them.

SGIX operates a distributed peering network with a presence in major data centers in Singapore. Service providers and Enterprises can now connect to the SGIX peering network from any locations islandwide.


For Local Retail Service Providers:

Reduces operating costs as there is no need to establish multiple links to exchange traffic amongst themselves

Enhances their delivery of broadband services by reducing latency

For International and Regional Service Providers:

Extensive global connectivity

Effective exchange of international traffic

For Content & Gaming providers:

Enables content to reach out to local and regional users efficiently


As of 30 January 2019 Mumbai Internet Exchange (Mumbai IX

interconnects more than 160 members, making it the largest IXP in India and the surrounding region.

Founded on 15 August 2014 as Mumbai Convergence Hub (Mumbai CH) is an Open Carrier Neutral Internet Exchange & Peering Hub. 

Mumbai Internet Exchange community comes from all around the world. Any organization which owns an Autonomous System Number (also known as ASN) can be connected to Mumbai IX. The connected members of the Internet exchange point have various profiles:

  • Social media
  • Ecommerce
  • ISP / Internet Access Providers / Telcos
  • CDN Provider (Content Delivery Network)
  • Hosting companies
  • Cloud providers
  • IPTV Networks
  • Corporations
  • DNS Root Server
  • Email and Hosting

How to Join a Peering Exchange

So, let’s say you’re a company that wants to try Peering, what do you do next?

It’s simple, you can easily establish contact with an Internet exchange through your data center provider.

You can also route into an exchange such as the SpeedIX or the LINX as their open Peering Networks.

 You can use this interactive map to access a full list of exchange points to find one that meets your need in terms of location.

You’ll need an interconnecting device such as a router and an Ethernet switch for public peering. For private you’ll need to route through a data center or cloud provider.