Frankfurt is a central German city and serves as the country’s top market for data centers, service providers, and network fabrics. Home to the European Central Bank and Germany’s largest stock exchange (FWB Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse), Frankfurt is also often considered the financial capital of Europe. The city - once part of a very conservative Germany - is now a hub for innovation and creativity, particularly within the telecommunications industry.
Frankfurt has a GDP per capita of US$90,000, and with a significant contribution from the digital economy, its data center industry is thriving. The top providers currently include: FR5, FRA 2, FRA 4, FRA 3, FR2.
Frankfurt is home to a prominent IT and telecommunications industry, with the harboring of DE-CIX - Germany’s critical node for internet exchange, and the world’s largest data transfer service. DE-CIX processes 90% of all domestic and 35% of all European internet traffic, which significantly contributes to Frankfurt’s level of connectivity, and the city’s need for colocation.