Rosenberger OSI installs high quality cabling infrastructure for Italy's largest Internet node


The Milan Internet Exchange benefits from optimal components for maximum reliability and performance

Augsburg, July 10, 2018 – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), manufacturer of innovative fiber-optic cabling infrastructure in Europe, announces that an extensive cabling project in Italy has been successfully completed. Rosenberger OSI was chosen as the partner best suited for the new cabling infrastructure for the Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) and was able to achieve some fundamental goals for the company within a very short time by implementing the company's internal solutions: Decreased interconnection complexity, increased scalability, contained costs and improved quality.

The Milan Internet Exchange is the largest Internet exchange in Italy and one of Europe’s leaders in terms of data traffic carried. Formed in 2000, MIX now has 19 of the leading Italian internet companies among its members. MIX is the interconnection point where internet operators (ISPs, carriers, content and hosting providers) connect for efficient IP data traffic exchange.

High reliability and redundancy

MIX has the technology required to ensure the highest levels of network and service reliability and availability. By hosting operator devices at its data centers, MIX guarantees security and redundancy. A structure with this scope must maintain the highest quality and cutting-edge technology in every device used, and must have the most reliable providers in terms of installation speed, maintenance and service.

High quality fiber optic solutions and copper cables

In the first months of 2017, MIX chose Rosenberger OSI as the partner best suited to filling its need to set up and maintain a homogeneous, high performing system. The technical solution employed featured the adoption of SMAP-G2 HD plate distribution panels, single mode fiber trunk cables with MTP® - MTP® connectors and trunk cables with LC - LC connectors. CAT7 pre-assembled copper cable trunks with CAT6A shielded jacks were also used.


High density and scalability

The choice to adopt the German company’s solution with 50 % higher channel density than traditional systems on a wide scale was also suggested by the physical space available, an important factor for a data center. Scalability also played a big part in selecting the solution. The possibility to integrate fiber and copper in the same platform facilitates and optimizes the entire system.

OSI solutions reduce operating costs

"The implementation of Rosenberger OSI solutions in MIX Data Centers amounts to an investment for the future in network infrastructure capable of keeping up with the pace of new technologies and the growth of traffic and interconnections. Moreover, it ensures a substantial reduction in operating costs thanks to optimized use of space", explains Paolo Parabelli, Sales Manager in Italy at Rosenberger OSI.