Connectivity
ICT in Luxembourg

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:

Ultra-high bandwidth

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)
- 1 Gbps download/500 Mbps upload (min. 25% coverage)

2015 N/A

- 100 Mbps download/50 Mbps upload (100% coverage)
- 1 Gbps download/500 Mbps upload (min. 25% coverage)

2020 High-speed broadband (min. 30 Mbps download)

Ultra high-speed broadband
- 1 Gbps download and 500 Mbps upload (100% coverage)

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.

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