All NL-ix locations are seamlessly interconnected over our low-latency European fabric, offering coast-to-coast premium Pan European interconnection
Due to its strategic location, Copenhagen is an Internet hub for the rest of Scandinavia. NL-ix set up in Copenhagen in November 2015 and serves the majority of the Internet Service Providers in Denmark. Content requested by their users which is not directly available in Copenhagen will come, in many cases, from Amsterdam. Since April 2021 NL-ix has used Tampnet’s low latency “Cobra” sea cable link between Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This reduced the Round Trip Delay by 36% from 14ms to just 9ms. A second connection runs from Copenhagen to Frankfurt.
No small island of Interconnection but a European-wide interconnection fabric. How NL-ix has changed the scope of Peering.
Traditional Internet Exchange points operate from a single City or Metropolitan Area. Connected networks all haul their traffic to the location of the IXP to exchange traffic with other networks.
NL-ix has a different approach. We operate a distributed exchange. This means that where traditional exchanges form little islands of Interconnection, we have constructed a Pan-European fabric of Interconnection covering all NLix enabled Datacenters in all Important European Internet hubs (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris), major European Metropolitan areas (Dusseldorf, Luxembourg, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Copenhagen) and important other Gateways into Europe (Marseille and Berlin)
Connecting to an NL-ix enabled datacenter in Copenhagen will enable a network to exchange traffic with networks connected in any of the other NL-ix enabled datacenters anywhere in Europe.