24 November 2015
UAE-IX Peering Cruise and Workshop, Dubai
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26 November to 1 December 2015
Menog 16, Tehran



Welcome to UAE-IX

UAE-IX is a carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange for the Middle East that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region.

UAE-IX in Dubai is fully managed by DE-CIX, the world´s leading Internet exchange operator, based in Frankfurt, Germany.

UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform located in high-class secure data centers in Dubai. Initiated by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE-IX delivers a highly available local alternative for regional traffic exchange, localizing Internet content. 

“Across continents, data traffic is on the rise,” says Harald A. Summa, Managing Director of DE-CIX Management GmbH in Frankfurt. “The Internet’s global infrastructure must grow with it so that data travel shorter distances to get to users. As the operator of the largest Internet exchange in the world, we have drawn on our long-standing expertise to help design UAE-IX. UAE-IX will turn the GCC into an independent international hub for the digital economy and will no doubt attract Internet service providers from Europe, Africa and even India, Pakistan and China.”