“DTEX-IX is the biggest IXP in Ukraine and initially we connected as a regular member.  A couple of years ago we signed a partnership agreement and became an official DTEL-IX reseller, allowing us to provide RETN Remote IX services connecting clients to DTEL-IX. We believe that with such joint projects we contribute to the development of local connectivity while enabling our international and Ukrainian clients and DTEL-IX’s members to benefit from peering in Eastern Europe,” – said Elena Lutsenko, Managing Director RETN LLC in Ukraine.

According to Matthias Hartmann, co-founder of DTEL-IX, connectivity on this scale is exceptional in Ukraine:

“In several years’ time 100GE connections will become common in the region. This co-operation between RETN and DTEL-IX is certainly good for our companies, improving connectivity for DTEL-IX's members and RETN’s international customers. It is a major statement that both RETN and DTEL-IX are committed to development of the local market and to the partnership.”



Digital Telecom IX (DTEL-IX) is an independent Internet Exchange Point in Ukraine with 142 connected members from Eastern and Western Europe, CIS countries, US and Asia. DTEL-IX is constantly growing since 2009 when the IXP was launched and in the first half of 2017 DTEL-IX reached 620 Gbps utilization in peak time. DTEL-IX offers public and private peering services, gives the possibility to engineer the traffic using communities and provides IaaS (Infrastructure As a Service) to small and middle sized ISPs. 


About RETN

RETN is an international network service provider offering a range of services across its own fibre-optic network. RETN has over 32,000 km of fibre on its pan-European network which connects 29 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, with a strong presence in the high growth markets of Eastern Europe and Russia. The RETN backbone (which is connected directly to all major carrier-neutral DCs) carries a large proportion of international traffic in the regions it passes through. The DWDM based network is designed in a ring-architecture offering multiple layers of redundancy. The network’s unique geographical footprint provides over 5 Tbps of capacity over its four primary routes between the West and Asia. 


Contacts RETN:

Daria Soroka

Communications Officer

Tel.: +44 20 7517 6400



RETN in Ukraine


Tel.: +380 44 284 04 48



Contacts DTEL-IX:

Sergey Kolesnichenko

Business Development Director

Tel.: +38 067 508-35-16