GR-IX, the Greek Internet Exchange
GR-IX is a neutral, not-for-profit Internet Exchange, and the only one in Greece. It constitutes an important national infrastructure the main purpose of which is to interconnect all significant Internet players in Greece, such as Internet service providers, content providers, cloud providers etc.
The major goal of GR-IX is to accelerate the growth of the Greek Internet.
GR-IX was founded in 2009 as a successor of AIX (Athens Internet Exchange), which was in operation since 2000. It is owned and managed by the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET S.A.), which acts as a “third trusted entity” and ensures its neutrality.
- Significant reduction on telecommunication costs
- Direct peering, with no intermediates, with the largest Internet players in Greece.
- Enhanced business opportunities with other GR-IX members though the GR-IX Internet marketplace
- Strengthens market position towards your suppliers, customers, and competition
- More efficient, robust and stable IP routing. Routing policy independence.
- Direct peering with IP traffic producers and consumers. Increased speed and capacity; improved delay, jitter and packet loss.
- Resilience in network outages and DDoS attacks; flexibility in mitigating them.