Total Telecom editor Harry Baldock recently caught up with Harald Summa, CEO of DE-CIX. DE-CIX provides premium Internet Exchange services and operates a range carrier and datacenter-neutral Internet Exchanges globally.

Harald was kind enough to share his vision for the digital business and life. Harald also spoke about the GAIA-X project, its scope and its goals, including the role internet exchange points are playing in this project. Finally we learn where Harald sees the biggest opporunities for customers of DE-CIX. It makes for a fascinating 6 minutes. 

To hear more from Harald, please watch the video below. You can also hear more from DE-CIX at next weeks Connected Germany virtual event. For more information click here.


DE-CIX is one of the world’s leading operators of Internet Exchanges, and this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Taken into operation in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, with a data throughput of more than 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) and over 1000 connected networks, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world. In total, in its 25 locations in Europe, the Near East, Asia and North America, DE-CIX provides over 2100 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services. The connected customer capacity of all DE-CIX locations worldwide exceeds 60 Terabits. For more information, please visit