Why Join LINX?
Joining LINX can bring a multitude of benefits to your business. Peering can lead to reduced latency, increased resilience and reduced costs. Members become part of a vibrant community of ISPs and network operators, with opportunities for exchanging ideas and expertise, making new professional contacts, and influencing public policy. LINX operates two peering LANs in London. We also have peering LANs in Scotland, Manchester, South Wales and in North Virginia USA.
Who can join?
LINX Membership is open to any organisation with an Autonomous System Number. Organisations from around the world connect to LINX, there are no geographical boundaries.
Please see our full fee structure for more information.
How to Join
Joining LINX is simple. All you have to do is:
- Check that you comply with the LINX Memorandum of Understanding
- Follow our joining procedure, learn more by reading the joining FAQ
- Send us your completed application form
How quickly will I be connected?
It only takes one working day to review your application before confirming that you have successfully joined LINX. The Sales team then contact you to assist with completing the necessary forms. We then hand over to our engineering team, who will assist you through the process of physically connecting to the exchange.
Please note that there may be an installation fee for the cabling, which must be paid in advance of the work being carried out.
Other ways of connecting to LINX
ConneXions partners provide a one stop shop for remote peering. Remote peers are provisioned with a vLAN on the ConneXions Partner's port removing the need for the end member to have a physical presence in a LINX PoP. ConneXions partners control the billing, and technical relationships with the member.
LINX from Anywhere connections are provided by layer 2 carriers enabling peering at LINX from around the globe. Normally the member pays the carrier for the transport service and LINX for its standard fees though some carriers may bundle LINX fees as well.
The IXP Reseller programme allows new member networks to connect to LINX through an alternative local exchange in their region, thus giving them access to the array of benefits and services that LINX has to offer. The connection is made via one of LINX's existing reseller partners meaning the member has just a single invoice to pay.
A Virtual PoP is a datacentre which can provide connections to a LINX Peering LAN. These connections are either provided via a LINX approved Layer-2 carrier (Branded vPoP) or via a resilient DWDM connection (Transmission vPoP). A LINX virtual PoP can be located anywhere in the world where LINX has a member and there’s a potential for more.