DE CIX Interconnection Platform

Programmed for Success

Welcome to the silicon valley of Europe

The information and communication technology sector is the largest technology sector in Hessen with about 122,000 employees in around 10,000 companies and 40 billion Euro turnover every year. 

DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange) is one of the world’s leading operators of Internet Exchanges. Taken into operation in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt now has a data throughput of more than 10 Terabits per second and over 1000 connected networks. Right here in the heart of Europe, you can reach more Eastern European networks than at any other Internet Exchange in the world.

90,100 IT experts work in Hessen, making it one of the top 3 federal states with the greatest concentration of IT experts

Largest internet exchange point DE-CIX in Frankfurt

National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE in Darmstadt

Frankfurt is the most attractive city for data centers in the GAS region, according to a study by GDA and PwC

In 2020, Hessen's Center for Artificial Intelligence was founded in Darmstadt. It aims to deliver excellent basic research, focus on specific practical applications to find answers to the important challenges of our time and transfer the knowledge to business and society. There is huge potential for the application of AI in Hessen's business structures: Five percent of the companies in Hessen already use AI - more than in any other federal state.

Did you know...

that nearly 96 percent of all households in Hessen now have broadband connections delivering at least 50 Mbit/s? This puts Hessen in second place in a nationwide comparison of Germany’s territorial states. What's more, it does almost as well in the 100 Mbit/s category, coming in third of all the territorial states.

A Key Software Location

The Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region is home to a wide variety of international computer games publishers and developers, while its dense network of software and IT services firms makes it one of Germany’s key software locations. It also hosts the international renowned developer conference GermanDevDays.