Solix was started in 2001 as a project to see if Ethernet was a technology that could work on an internet exhange. Song, Lidero Network, Telenor and the IT University (KTH) participated in this test. Extreme Blackdiamond 6800 was chosen as the platform.
The outcome of the test was positive, it was decided to continue operating the internet exhange.
The hub was placed at the following addresses in Stockholm:
- Song’s Telehouse in Vreten
- Stokab’s fiber hub in central Stockholm
- Telenor’s premises in Solna
- Stokab’s fiberhub, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista
In 2006, Song and Telenor terminated their participation in Solix, this due to restructuring in the companies. Lidero Network continued to operate the hub and hardware upgrades were started to provide the ability to connect with 10G.
In 2018, Solix expanded to Obehosting Kista Gate.
In 2020, Solix expanded to Interxion Kista.