LU-CIX Management G.I.E.
The Management G.I.E. (Economic Interest Group) runs the technical back-end of the Internet eXchange.
It is composed of 19 members that are also key companies from the sector.
With a know-how and experience of more than 70 years on the territory of Luxembourg, our company is active in the domains of activity Secure & Efficient Electrical Energy, IT & Unified Communication and Security & Building Technologies, with a particular accent on integration within each of the domains of activity as well as across these different domains.
By integrating the services and solutions from our three domains of activities, we believe being particularly well positioned to provide and implement complete end-to-end solutions within and around the Data-Centre, the Server Room or the Technical Room, and this as well on the electrical infrastructure level, the IT infrastructure level, the physical protection level as on the associated software application layers.
Our know-how and experience, in some of these areas for more than 40 years, and an overall local staff of more than 150 direct employees has allowed us to implement in the past years numerous end-to-end solutions in various market segments, whereof as well in the segment of IT rooms and Data-Centers. Indeed, an efficient integration of the various infrastructure sub-families will be the bottom layer for the reliability and availability of the Data-Center facilities, and as a consequence for the highly sensitive ICT equipment and applications relying on such bottom layer.
Established in Luxembourg, at the heart of the Greater Region, since 1999, Cegecom S.A. is your preferred alternative telecommunications provider.
Cegecom S.A. is a fully-owned subsidiary of artelis s.a., created in order to respond in an optimum manner to the growing demands of a rapidly developing market.
The majority shareholders of artelis s.a. are VSE AG (based in the Saarland, with 53.05%) and Cegedel S.A. (based in Luxembourg, with 27.50%). The financial partners are Saar LB (Saarbrücken, with 10%) and BIP Investment Partners (Luxembourg, with 9.45%).
Since its creation, Cegecom S.A. has remained true to its initial vision: to be a company which is always faster for its clients, better in terms of the solutions offered and closer to the real needs of businesses in the Greater Region. Even as technological innovations come speedily one after the other, that business philosophy remains unchanged.
Cegecom S.A. is a provider of telecommunications solutions. The company offers its services to businesses with precise requirements in relation to bandwidth and availability. By virtue of its genuine flexibility and constant reliability, Cegecom S.A. is in a position to offer individual and tailored solutions, a first-class service and an extremely attractive quality/price ratio.
The combination of all these factors enables more and more businesses in all sectors of activity – banks, insurance companies, telecoms, industries, SME and so on – to profit from the range and skills of Cegecom S.A.
At a technical level, the entire range of services offered by Cegecom S.A. relies essentially on a vast fibre optic network running for more than 1,500 kilometres through the Greater Region and Luxembourg.
Cegecom offers technical solutions based on SDH, GigE, WLL, and also on WiMAX and DWDM. As it is extremely dense, this network is completed by numerous interconnections with the national and international networks of other operators.
Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg
Gathering more than 90.000 affiliated members, accounting for 75 % of total employment and representing 80% of GDP, the Chamber of Commerce is the major professional chamber of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Established in 1841, two years after the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg gained independence, the public institution is the guardian of the interests of the companies of all sectors of business (aside from agriculture and crafts).
The operational missions of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce are:
Involvement in the legislative procedure by the preparation of opinions
Promoting the spirit of enterprise and the creation and development of businesses
Promoting foreign economic and commercial relations
Fostering a system of education and training that meets the needs of businesses
Providing services to business and the general public
Informing the public and stimulating debate as partner and independent ambassador of the market economy (think tank and proposals of policy)
More information: www.cc.lu
Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg
The Government IT Centre (Centre des technologies de l’information de l’Etat – CTIE) is the central player in the setting up and development of eGovernment. Its main mission is to accompany the digital transition of the Grand Duchy’s administrations, so that each of them may take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the information and communication technologies (ICTs), in an intelligent, considered and organised fashion.
- Unlimited protected bandwidth capacity to Frankfurt
- Guaranteed national connectivity
- Managed services on various platforms
- Services out of state of the art datacenter facilities
- Storage on demand
- Professional virtualisation platform
Datacenter Luxembourg is an independent datacenter service provider and is member of the DCL Group operating from Luxembourg. Datacenter Luxembourg is your gateway to the e-commerce hub of Europe.
Thanks to its strategic geographical location as well as financial know-how and broadcast history, the multi-lingual Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is your point of choice for starting and growing your European market expansion.
Datacenter Luxembourg is dedicated to keeping your servers and applications accessible 24/7 for your customers, employees or partners over the Internet.
Datacenter Luxembourg provides a datacenter infrastructure and operational services from distinct geographical facilities connected through a looped backbone. Datacenter Luxembourg’s services comprise among others a large and independent carrier of Datacenter, Infrastructure, International Internet & Telco Connectivity, Managed e-commerce and Housing Services.
Convinced by “The Luxembourg Advantage” several players have alrea dy chosen to establish their European operating centres in Luxembourg (e.g. Amazon, TPH, Apple iTunes, Cargolux, eBay, Microsoft, Napster, PayPal, RTL UfA, SES Astra, Skype…).
Datacenter Luxembourg offers quality bandwidth and IP through a unique international looped dark fibre backbone as well as managed services on all your server and connectivity needs.
Datacenter Luxembourg is able to provide you scalable server solutions and take care of your ad-hoc storage and server resources needs through a reliable SAN infrastructure and professional virtualisation platform.
EBRC (European Business Reliance Centre) vision is to become a Centre of Excellence in Europe in the Management of Sensitive Information.
Based in Luxembourg, EBRC offers its international clients a highly integrated, certified and internationally awarded value proposition: Trusted Services Europe composed of
- Trusted Advisory Services
- Trusted Managed Services
- Trusted Cloud Europe
- Trusted Security Europe
- Trusted Resilience Services
- Trusted Data Centre Services
EBRC is proud to promote the made in Luxembourg quality and savoir-faire and is internationally awarded. Since its creation, the company has earned 70 certifications and international awards in its various areas of expertise.
For more information, please visit : https://www.ebrc.com/en/awards
Driven by the search of excellence, EBRC runs its ICT Trusted Services in its own highly secured Data Centers.
EBRC is the sole service provider worldwide running 3 Tier IV Design certified Data Centers by Uptime Institute of these 2 are Tier IV Fault-Tolerant Constructed Facility certified. The Tier IV certification is the highest level of security and availability.
Located in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe, EBRC serves 400 international and local clients, from 40 different nationalities. Uncontestable leader in integrated Data Center, Cloud and Managed Services, EBRC can help you launch or boost your business in a stable international-minded country, with top GDP Performance and AAA rating.
Through EBRC, you will have access to the know-how of 200 highly qualified and certified ICT and advisory experts.
For more information, please visit our website : www.ebrc.com
The Restena Foundation operates the National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Luxembourg, also called RESTENA. It supports the scientific development by providing and maintaining high quality network infrastructures of 1-100 Gbit/s and associated services for the needs of education and research in Luxembourg, ranging from primary schools to the University of Luxembourg and public/private research centres.
RESTENA is an integrated part of the backbone network GÉANT on an international level, a state-of-the-art network providing fast network connections, where public and private research centres can connect to more than 6000 institutions, such as other research centres, universities, scientific libraries and scientific centres, in Europe and beyond. The GÉANT network does not only supply IP connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6 alike), but also offers unique services to connected institutions in form of guaranteed bandwidth, end-to-end VPN solutions, dedicated raw wavelengths across Europe, and the authentication and authorisation infrastructures eduroam and eduGAIN.
A second mission of the Restena Foundation is the coordination of Internet services, where it operates the registry for the top-level domain .LU under the name DNS-LU. Here it assures the top-level domain name management and actively contributes to the development of a stable and secure national Internet. Restena’s DNS services are always at the forefront of technology, e.g. providing DNSSEC capabilities for its customers and the support of DANE TLSA records for its own services. As a member of ICANN and CENTR, DNS.LU is very well integrated in the world-wide community of DNS top-level domain operators.
Global Media Systems S.A. was founded in 1992 by Roland Roth and counts 7 employees today. The head office and technical installations are located in Luxembourg.
GMS has developed its expertise and know-how to a number of specific areas and activities. GMS is an Internet Service Provider delivering services in Hosting, Webdesign, Support, and Programming with a focus on CMS and unified messaging.
GMS supplies Hardware services through consulting, sales and the assembly and maintenance of PCs and servers, just to mention a few. The company is also largely active in the Network, Software and Telco fields. GMS operates a number of customer owned heterogeneous networks where the servers are running Linux. GMS has a global target and provides services to small to mid-sized companies, the Luxembourg government and end users.
inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA, a privately held company of the Zimmer group, was founded in April 2006 and is headquartered in Merzig/Saar, Germany.
inexio was founded on the vision that modern Ethernet and MPLS based networks will replace the legacy, SDH/SONET based networks, of the established carriers and that the future will rely on IP and Internet based services. Following this idea, inexio has built in 2007 a pan-European network as well as several datacenter facilities. A future extension, which will cover eastern France is also currently in the planning stage and the complete network will be ready for service in early May 2008. Based on this infrastructure, inexio possesses all necessary means to offer fast, highquality and inexpensive telecommunications, and network based IT services in the greater region „Luxembourg-France-Germany“.
inexio delivers individual, tailored and future-proof, national and international, network- and IT services for small and medium companies as well as for large enterprises and carriers. Well-known enterprises like Villeroy & Boch, Datacenter Luxembourg, PharmLog, PlusCard or MLP rely on inexio’s performance and expertise.
LuxConnect (www.luxconnect.lu) is a Government owned company, with a mission to promote and facilitate national and international high-end ICT investments in Luxembourg.
Establish Luxembourg as a main hub on the European Internet map.
Provide a state of the art IT housing & servicing environment.
Enhance the competitiveness of the Luxembourg as Internet and media market place.
- Dark fiber
- Datacenter services
- National & International connectivity
- Operator Interconnect services
Luxembourg Online is an alternative telecom operator which provides internet access, fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and a variety of innovative and efficient services for both residential and corporate customers. Moreover the company offers advanced business solutions such as phone exchange, security and cloud services.
In cooperation with Eltrona Imagin, Luxembourg Online is able to provide the best triple-play offer in Luxembourg.
Founded in 1995, Luxembourg Online has become the biggest independent telecom operator in Luxembourg, using various technologies such as the copper, the fiber and the cable.
Further information under: www.internet.lu
LuxNetwork S.A., subsidiary in the NomoTech Group, is a private Luxembourgish operator. The company proposes a large range of services including access to datacentres, high-speed connectivity networks operating on a fibre-optic infrastructure, as well as numerous other managed services oriented towards professional customers and international telecom operators.
Founded in 1842, Post Luxembourg is a public service company since 1992.
With 2900 employees, the company operates postal, financial and telecommunications services and is the leading provider of postal and telecommunication services in Luxembourg.
In the field of telecommunications, Post Luxembourg runs both fixed and mobile networks providing a full range of voice and data services including satellite uplinks.
Recently, Post Luxembourg has launched its IPTV service. Post Luxembourg serves private customers as well as business clients including international banks, insurance companies and European institutions.
Post Luxembourg offers state-of-the-art technology as well as advanced and specially designed services to the business community.
Its international network, TERALINK, connects global players both to and from Luxembourg (www.teralinksolutions.com). In 2007, Post Luxembourg reached a total revenue of EUR 546.8 million.
Additional information can be found at www.post.lu
root S.A. (www.root.lu) is a leading Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting.
root S.A. operates its own international network, running multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections to Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam. Founded in 2002 by Andy Bierlair and Marc Goederich during their studies at the University of Kaiserslautern, root S.A. now operates a redundant international network and is owner of a datacenter of more than 1500 square meters in Steinsel with room for 10.000 servers and has national points of presence at SecureIT, BCE and eBRC. Since January 2009 root S.A. is serving Akamai content (audi. de, nasa,gov, …) to most national broadband customers at a cumulated average speed of 400 MBit/s.
Bierlair, Member of LU-CIX GIE root S.A. is IPv6 ready and operational on all POPs and is actively promoting IPv6.
- 4.000 customers, 70% non-Luxembourg residents
- 2.300 Websites
- 6.500 Domain Names
- 1.200 servers, currently growing by 100 every month over 300 peerings on AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX
- 5.000 MBit/s peak outbound traffic volume, busiest content provider in Luxembourg
security made in Lëtzebuerg
SECURITYMADEIN.LU is the main online source for cyber security in Luxembourg. Its goal is to provide news, relevant information as well as a toolbox with useful cyber security solutions for private users, organisations and the ICT community.
SECURITYMADEIN.LU is an initiative of „security made in Lëtzebuerg“ (SMILE) g.i.e. launched in February 2015 to centralise, on this online portal, all news, events, tools and other valuable information from the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem, including the activities from its own departments:
Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg, Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Services – Luxembourg and Cybersecurity Competence Center – Luxembourg
security made in Lëtzebuerg
SES Techcom Services
SES Techcom Services is a 100% owned affiliate of SES, the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites, providing integrated end-to-end satellite solutions and operational services tailored to customers’ needs worldwide.
Services offered by SES Techcom Services, which is ISO 9001 certified, include the design and delivery of ground infrastructure and operational services, VSAT networks, broadband connectivity and turnkey teleport solutions. It also develops innovative solutions for e-government, e-health and e-education, as well as applications for worldwide emergency satellite communications. Further information under www.ses.com.
SES Techcom Services
Founded in 1979, Telindus Luxembourg assists all businesses and organisations in their digital transformation, by providing holistic ICT & Telecommunications solutions and tailored support services. Telindus has become “Telindus powered by Tango” to offer increasingly innovative solutions to its customers and enhance their daily relations, while simplifying them.
With a team of over 500 passionate experts, Telindus’ approach encompasses Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications, ICT Infrastructures, Multi-Cloud, Fintech solutions, Cybersecurity and Managed Services. Through its Training Institute, Telindus addresses the whole scope of its customers’ challenges, allowing professionals to stay at the cutting edge of ICT best practices and latest technologies.
Telindus Luxembourg is a subsidiary of the Proximus Group, the leading provider of Telephony, Internet, TV and ICT services in Belgium. In Luxembourg, Proximus is present via its two subsidiaries, Telindus and Tango.
Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial Internet exchange, Claude Demuth has participated actively in the creation of LU-CIX and holds, since the creation of LU-CIX Management GIE in 2009, the position as CEO.
Until February 2016 his commitment was based on a volunteer basis but since March 2016 he is an employee of LU-CIX GIE and a “full-time” CEO.
Between December 2013 and February 2016 he was the Business Development Manager of LuxConnect which he joined as Senior Business Development Specialist in 2011 in order to develop the national and international Data Centre and dark fiber business of LuxConnect.
Claude Demuth has worked for POST Luxembourg’s Telecommunications Division between 2005 and 2011. As a telecommunication pre-sales engineer for the Internet, IP and Ethernet network services, he was in charge of numerous projects in the financial and ICT sectors. He was also responsible for the promotion and development of POST Luxembourg’s international fiber backbone.
Before joining the POST team, he gained a 10 years’ experience as a team leader responsible for the telecommunication and security departments at CETREL, where he was also in charge of the business line “Internet, Managed ICT and Security Services”.
Luxembourgish born, graduated at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), he likes promoting Luxembourg as a great place to live and to do business.
Throughout his career, Julien Franck has gained 15 years of expertise in administration, accounting and corporate finance. He started working as an accountant at Primexis (France) then moved into analyst and controller roles for companies such as Delphi Automotive Systems (Luxembourg) and Veolia Environnement (Germany). Established in Luxembourg since 2005, Julien joined DCL Group in 2007 as controller taking over financial responsibilities for various companies of the group including those of Datacenter Luxembourg, LuxCloud and EuroDNS before helping JOIN Experience for two years.
Since 2017, Julien Franck is now Manager Finance and Administration at LuxConnect.
Julien graduated initially from NEOMA Business School, consolidated his accounting, tax, audit and legal skills at the CSLuxembourg and obtained his Master in Business Administration at University Nancy II.
Gilles Massen joined the RESTENA Foundation in 1999 and was involved in many projects since that time. His core tasks had been the technical and policy development of the .lu registry, but the scope of his
responsibilities widened when being appointed as the Foundation’s CEO in 2017. As former member of RESTENA’s CSIRT Team, he has a keen eye on operational security as well as privacy concerns. In October 2016, he took over the role of COO of LU-CIX Management GIE.
Gilles is a vocal proponent of implementing current best practices, including IPv6, DNSSEC and BCP38, contributing to build a robust and trustworthy infrastructure for the benefit of the Luxembourg Internet community.
From 2005 to 2008, I was a student at ‘Institut Supérieur deTechnologie’ in Luxembourg, graduating as Industrial Engineer in Information Systems, specialised in software development. From 2008 to 2009, I added one year in ‘Université Henri Poincaré’ in Nancy, France, graduating as Master 2 in Information Systems, specialised in IT networks. Since August 2009 I’m working for RESTENA Foundation as a networks and systems engineer.
Uwe Zeidler joined Broadcasting Center Europe as Network Supervisor in 2005. Since 2010 he is responsible for Telecom and Network Development inside BCE.
By-side the huge amount of Internet related activities, he has a focus on design and operation of high available & high performance Networks.
During his professional career he took different Responsibilities in Network, Telecom and System areas. During last 12 years he worked for different Media Company’s and enjoyed the never stopping evolution of technology.
Yves joined the Government IT Centre, called “Centre des technologies et de l’information de l’État” (CTIE), in 2014 where his activities are focused on network management and operations.
Before he worked at RESTENA Foundation, starting 2000 as a network and systems engineer. He was responsible for the operation of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and was among the early adopters of IPv6 in Luxembourg.
On a voluntary basis he contributes to the Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange point (LU-CIX) since 2012.
Yves holds a master’s degree in Computer Science – Network and Systems Engineering from the University Henri Poincaré (Nancy).
Pascal received two master degrees from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium: one in “Astrophysics” and one in “Applied information technology”. After a first experience in ICT at Canal+ Belgium as software engineer, he joined the eLuxembourg Task Force in 2002 as project manager for several network and information security projects.
Today, Pascal is Managing Director of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the structure behind the three main information security initiatives of the Luxembourg government: CIRCL, CASES and BEE SECURE. He is also lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, member of the ENISA management board and vice-president of the CLUSIL (an association representing the information security landscape of Luxembourg).
After graduating from a master’s degree in electronic engineering, and after a brief stint at Europe Online, Michel worked for 22 years at CETREL / SIX Payment Services in various capacities. Network Engineer, Head of Service, Project Manager and Head of IT Operations were steps in both Luxembourg and Zurich, before joining LU-CIX GIE.
Nicolas has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Security area. After a first experience in IT Security at Cetrel / SIX group where he had the opportunity to hold different positions such as Information Security Officer and head of Operational Security, Nicolas joined LuxTrust S.A. as Senior Information Security Officer where he had the opportunity to contribute to the digitalisation of the Luxembourgish identities. In this context, he was in charge to elaborate the company Risk Management framework and ensure the Trust Service Provider’s compliance with regulatory standards and laws.
Skilled in Risk Management, Security Governance, compliance and incident response, Nicolas is also comfortable with operational and technical security matters like system hardening, firewall configuration, web application firewall deployments, Key management implementation, security log analysis, intrusion detection, etc. Nicolas also holds CISSP and ISO27005 certifications. Working since August 2018 for LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Internet eXchange Point, he is currently in charge of implementing the company’s Information Security Program and dealing with Information Security matters.
After being graduated in chemical engineering from IUT Nancy-Brabois in 1994, Séverine LEINEN reoriented her career towards administrative assistantship. She has acquired a solid experience as an executive assistant working for an international payment and services company.
LU-CIX Management G.I.E.
4, rue Graham Bell
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg