Astra Broadband Services, BCE and SecureIT join LU-CIX

LU-CIX adds 3 new major members within the Luxembourg Commercial […]

May 17, 2010

LU-CIX adds 3 new major members within the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange.

ASTRA Broadband Services
(ABBS) a subsidiary of SES ASTRA, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) and SecureIT have just joined the already non exhaustive list of members contributing to position Luxembourg as a major e-commerce and ICT location within Europe. 

Edouard Wangen, President of LU-CIX Management GIE, notes “It’s another great step forward in the successful journey of LU-CIX. The arrival of these major players will not only improve Internet traffic routes but also the image of LU-CIX and thus Luxembourg within Europe thanks to their great notoriety”.

LU-CIX has also opened a new Point of Presence (PoP) at BCE/RTL’s headquarters in Kirchberg, the biggest Telehouse in Luxembourg. This will enable LU-CIX to attract more Internet and Content providers and allow them to peer on the Internet eXchange to make Luxembourg’s Internet even faster.

ABBS is a 100% owned subsidiary of SES ASTRA operating SES ASTRA’s satellite broadband access ASTRA2Connect. ASTRA2Connect is marketed via wholesalers and internet service providers to the residential and industrial markets. The innovative service offers a highly reliable, always-on, interactive broadband internet access for flat service fees. ASTRA2Connect offers a unique possibility for households and companies in regions without terrestrial broadband connection to access broadband services. With a number of different service packages tailored to the needs of the customer, ASTRA2Connect perfectly closes the gap between the end user and the broadband technology.

BCE is a European leader in technical services in the areas of television, radio, production and postproduction, telecommunication and IT. With its long experience on the media market, BCE’s team provides high quality services and will always find the solution that matches a specific project and budget. With more than 200 high qualified and motivated people, BCE serves about 400 clients in various sectors, such as TV channels, radio stations, film distributors, producers, advertising companies, telecommunications operators and public services.

SecureIT is the Premier European DataCenter to offer business-critical collocation infrastructure to dynamic overseas companies which provide Electronically Supplied Services (ESS) worldwide. SecureIT offers valuable, flexible and operational services to clients such as IBM, HP, SKYPE, etc. to help improve their productivity, security and operating efficiency. Thanks to its strategic and tax-wise location in Luxembourg, right in the heart of Europe, SecureIT is undoubtedly the prime location for ESS companies willing to set up an office in Europe, and expand their business to this very attractive market.

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