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Internet exchanges in Belgium, Luxembourg partner for improved connectivity

Belgian internet exchange node BNIX and the LU-CIX internet exchange in Luxembourg say that they have reached an interconnect agreement that will improve the flow of internet traffic between their respective countries. The two internet exchanges say they will enable their participants and members to adjust their connectivity on demand.

The interconnect agreement also will ensure greater security and lower latency, the exchanges add.

“This geographical extension creates more opportunities for participants connected to the BNIX platform,” explained Stefan Gulinck, network architect at Belnet, the administrator of BNIX. “By giving them access to a larger network of potential partners, they can make the most of their access port on the BNIX platform. Recently, new services such as the Reseller Program and private VLAN connections were added to our service offering in the same vein. The interconnection between LU-CIX and BNIX can be seen as a combination of both services. By configuring an additional VLAN on their port, connectivity is offered to the other Internet node. The connection is provided by BNIX and/or LU-CIX at the request of the participant.”

“We see this collaboration as a natural step in these times. Our organizations share a common philosophy and values based on neutrality, openness, reliability and security of the Internet,” added Claude Demuth, president of LU-CIX. “BNIX and LU-CIX were created to contribute to the development of the local Internet and we want to support each other to further extend our sovereignty for the benefit of our Internet community.” LightWave Online

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