Djibouti Data Center (DDC) Launches Internet Exchange Point in East Africa

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The DDC pioneers new Internet Exchange Point to Enhance Data Center and Gateway Hub Services in East Africa.

The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today that it has launched a new Internet Exchange point at its data center facility in Djibouti. The new IXP will allow existing customers, carriers, ISPs, and others to keep local traffic in East Africa local by reducing the need to exchange traffic at other peering points outside of the region. The results will be reduced latency, faster connectivity, and lower costs for network operators and Internet users in East Africa.

“Today’s announcement is the culmination of rapidly escalating demand and months of consultation with the DDC’s existing customer base and other regional and international service providers,” says Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the Djibouti Data Center. “Africa has historically been challenged by high Internet costs. We are leveraging the DDC’s ecosystem to improve local Internet performance, efficiency, resilience, and cost by keeping local traffic local. The results are all around improvements for service providers and end users in the region.”

The Djibouti Data Center is strategically positioned in East Africa with access to eight international and regional fiber optic cable systems. The new DDC IXP now compliments the DDC’s full portfolio of services including cable head access, hosting, colocation, and Vpop services by combining state-of-the-art network infrastructure that connects East Africa with Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. The DDC IX is available for all port speeds up to 10Gbs using Juniper Technology.

About the Djibouti Data Center (DDC)

The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is the first and only data center facility in East Africa with access to all major international fiber optic systems. It combines convenient access to five (5) undersea fiber cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa, as well as three (3) regional fiber cable systems is East Africa. The DDC offers flexible commercial terms for a broad portfolio of services, and is a reliable and cost effective hub in Africa to many of the world’s fastest growing and emerging markets. Learn more about the DDC products and services at

For Further Information, Please Contact:

John Melick jm(at)djiboutidatacenter(dot)com
Tel: + 1.703.627.1332

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