Program Participant

Name:Ivo Ivanov
TitleCompany:Chief Executive Officer, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Bio:Ivo Ivanov brings more than 20 years of experience in the regulatory, legal and commercial Internet environment. Ranked as one of the top 100 most influential professionals of the Telecom industry (Capacity Magazine’s 2021/2022), Ivo is regularly invited to share his vision and thought leadership in various industry-leading conferences around the globe. Having joined DE-CIX in 2007, he has been deeply involved in recent years in the establishment of DE-CIX sites in North America, Southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia, along with several DE-CIX consultancy projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. His strategic vision has led to close to 40 DE-CIX locations globally, as well as the development of a range partnership models to sustain DE-CIX’s global expansion, bringing neutral, high-performance, low-latency interconnection services – including services for the enterprise sector – to as many regions of the globe as possible, helping to close the gaps in access to information and modern digital services.
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Traditional traffic flows are changing. Already today, more and more submarine cables are landing in Southern Europe, especially the Iberian Peninsula, Marseille and the Mediterranean coast, due to its strategic position. On top,IP traffic will triple worldwide to 3.3 zettabytes per year by 2021, and Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific have the strongest traffic growth rates. DE-CIX has conducted a white paper in cooperation with TeleGeography on which general factors are actually driving new submarine cable developments also identifying the sources of growth demand. The study presents forecasts of investments in submarine cables by routes, focusing specifically on transatlantic, MidEast & Africa, and LatAm routes, highlighting significant recent and upcoming projects. On top, DE-CIX will highlight internet and colocation growth in New York, Miami, Marseille, and Madrid, including a general commentary on potential demand for new hub markets in Africa, Southern Europe, and North America.