Low latency hub
Luxembourg is at the heart of major European Internet exchanges and hubs: London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. The country benefits from this privileged geographical situation by building an international fibre network, thereby establishing itself as a low latency hub in Europe. Low latency network connections are now available to a number of European destinations (Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and Paris) with round-trip times of around 5 milliseconds.
Carriers with international fibre-optical networks
Several national and international Tier-1 and Tier-2 players have an IP pop in Luxembourg, providing Luxembourg-based businesses with a wide range of high-speed and low latency network connections:
Tier-1 carriers providing services in Luxembourg
A wide choice of international fibre-optic networks carriers
As broadband becomes universally available in Europe, Luxembourg is determined to be a leader in ultra-high bandwidth. Every Luxembourg household has access to download speeds of at least 100Mbps.
The Government is currently investing in an ambitious plan to bring 500 Mbps upload and 1 Gbps download to households and companies. In general, Luxembourg has upload speeds that are higher than other EU countries.
National bandwidth strategy
|EU targets||Luxembourg government targets|
|2013||Basic broadband for all||
- 100 Mbps download/50 Mbps upload (min. 80% coverage)
- 100 Mbps download/50 Mbps upload (100% coverage)
|2020||High-speed broadband (min. 30 Mbps download)||
Ultra high-speed broadband
Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange
LU-CIX is the Luxembourg Commercial Internet exchange point, where carriers use connections with particularly high round-trip times. This avoids traffic routes through Luxembourg being overbooked or congested. Thanks to its proximity to other international Internet hubs, LU-CIX is a smart alternative to established Internet exchange points. Created in 2009, LU-CIX has more than 59 members and is hosted by 8 carrier-neutral data centres.