We are delighted to let you know that France-IX has won the award for Best Internet Exchange Innovation at the Global Carrier Awards 2017. The committee has rewarded France-IX for its innovation in the launch of its Marketplace in 2016. This new programme adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the seven sellers available on the Marketplace today. The innovation lies in how the programme disrupts the traditional IXP business model.
The Global Carrier awards recognise innovation, vision and excellence across the global and regional Datacentre and Internet Exchange market. The judging panel, comprised of telecoms analysts, industry experts and the senior editorial team of Capacity magazine were impressed by the uniqueness of the France-IX Marketplace; the diversity of services it offers such as anti-DDoS, IP transit, network traffic intelligence solutions and remote peering; and the competitive advantage it offers for Internet professionals and infrastructure buyers. Agility, flexibility and cost savings are key to business success, and this award is testimony to how the France-IX Marketplace helps both our peering members to get the most from their connection and also our Marketplace sellers to get access to the largest IP community in France, in one place.
It was an incredibly exciting moment when we heard our name called out as the category winner and we made our way up to the stage to collect our award last night at the Intercontinental London-The O2 – what a great evening! We want to warmly thank the award committee for their consideration and their recognition. It was the first Global Carrier Award for France-IX and, with our continuous growth and our constant lookout for improving the quality of the Internet in France, we hope to win many more in the future.