During the past year, Namex kept growing steadily and quite fast, and has strengthened its strategic position for all network operators active in Italy. In 2019 we welcomed the highest number ever of new ASNs at Namex (currently 120 in total), reaching 21 new connected networks in our IXP.
We kept attracting the local ISPs, mostly from Southern Italy, while we also welcomed an important national carrier, namely Open Fiber, and a renowned international content provider such as Microsoft, who has completed its installation at the end of the year. Namex is hence increasing, year over year, its importance as a meeting point for local and international operators, becoming essential when it comes to delivering the best quality of service in the whole country.
Our revenue rose from 2,1 to 2,7 M€, with a +29% increase compared to the 2018 balance. These numbers show that the direction taken last year was right; thus, we decided to keep consolidating our expansion, offering again significant reductions in our price list for public peering. For instance, 10 Gbps ports have been reduced by 29% while 100 Gbps ports have been reduced by 36% from the 2019 list prices; we have also added two new intermediate bandwidths, namely 25 Gpbs and 40 Gpbs, on 100 Gbps ports.
Our public peering traffic increased by 40% since 2018, reaching 100 Gbps daily peak.
During 2019 we have been really active in creating and promoting opportunities to animate our community.
Our 2019 Annual Meeting registered new records, with 250 attendees from 100 different companies. The One-to-One meeting formula is by now a classic, as shown by the impressive numbers of the last edition: 170 users have planned more than 200 meetings.
We have confirmed our support for initiatives that engage the Internet community by organizing two “ITNOG On The Road” events during 2019, hosted by Namex in Naples (in collaboration with our friends of TOP-IX) and Palermo. The winning formula of this event is the ability to involve people with different business competencies, mixing workshops with technical focus paired with informal social meetups and opportunities to gain insight of the products and services of the sponsors. Since we believe that this event is crucial, we really look forward to keeping supporting the whole ITNOG community during 2020 and also in the future.