Originally posted on Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

Franck SimonData Center POST recently interviewed Franck Simon, Managing Director of France-IX, during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016 to discuss the ways in which the company is solving challenges within the market as well as Mr. Simon’s perception of key industry drivers. 

Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell me about France-IX; who you are, what you do, and what problem you solve in the market.

France-IX, Franck Simon, MD (FRANCE-IX-FS) Answer: France-IX, founded in 2010, is the country’s largest Internet exchange, aggregating more than 300 members in Paris with 10 Points of Presence (PoPs), and 20 members in Marseille with two PoPs. When the company was created, most of the country had no carrier-neutral points from which they could connect to operators. So, in order to meet this need, France-IX was purposely developed as a powerful Internet exchange for the enablement of global Internet peering.

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