Strategic geographical location
The Netherlands is considered one of the most wired countries in the world and has the fastest connection speeds of Europe. The country directly links continental Europe to North America as most transatlantic sea cables go directly to the Netherlands. The highly competitive Dutch telecommunications network ranks among the world’s best for quality, speed and reliability.
Due to the central position in the European continent, data from the Netherlands can reach 160 million customers within 12ms.
Leading exchanges AMS-IX and NL-ix
AMS-IX is the leading Internet Exchange in the world. The Amsterdam based independent Internet Exchange, interconnects more than 800 IP networks and delivers peak traffic of over 5.6Tbps. NL-ix interconnects over 115 data centres in 15 countries, by a fully meshed low latency network. Its pan-European Wide Area IX not only reaches the major Internet hubs like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris, but is wide spread in Europe covering over 25 metro areas. NL-ix continues rapid expansion to more relevant carrier neutral data centers, bringing the Internet exchange to the doorstep of carriers, ISPs and content networks. With over 675 members already connected and peak traffic at 2.1Tbits/s, NL-ix is considered the fifth largest Internet exchange in the world.
Rotterdam The Hague area
This area is home to Europe’s largest port, the Port of Rotterdam, resulting in an unique delta where internet, infrastructure and logistics meet. It offers the ideal ecosystem for logistics, resilience and redundancy solutions.
The Hague is known as the international city of Peace and Justice. Home to The Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe, it offers the ideal ecosystem for hypersecure solutions. As the region is also home to knowledge institutions, such as Delft University of Technology and TNO, research partners and talent are within reach.