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UAE-IX forms a new peering point between Europe, Africa and Asia

UAE-IX is a neutral Internet traffic exchange platform that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform located in a world class secure data center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The UAE-IX was launched in 2012 by Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), with the support of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). UAE-IX is managed in partnership with DE-CIX, a Global Internet Exchange operator.

The Gulf region’s data traffic is booming. HDTV, online gaming, multimedia, and cloud computing are driving data traffic here as well. Until now, Internet service providers in the GCC region have had to exchange their traffic via Europe, Asia or North America, leading to high latency rates.

UAE-IX reduces latency times by up to 80 per cent and costs by up to 70 per cent for GCC providers. It dramatically improves IP network resilience, routing efficiency and the quality of the Internet experience for end-users.