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IXManchester 8

19th Apr 2017

IXManchester will be staging another regional meeting at the Manchester Central Convention complex on Wednesday 19th April 2017. These meetings are an excellent opportunity to hear about what's happening at IXManchester while offering the opportunity to network with other interested parties and industry professionals. The meeting will take place the day before another important industry event in the same city, the United Kingdom Network Operators' Forum (UKNOF).

Registration & Attendee List

Registration for IXManchester 8 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email in the LINX Marketing & Business Development team for more information.


Wednesday Topic Speaker
10:00 AM Registration Opens - Refreshments will be available -
11:00 AM Event Start including IXManchester Update Kurtis Lindqvist
11:15 AM Engineering Update
LINX network infrastructure update plus IXManchester specific developments
Tim Preston
11:40 AM Sponsor Presentation: TBC TBC
11:50 AM Member Technical Talk: Fluency Communications
Update on Openreach DFA
Charlie Boisseau
12:10 PM Public Affairs: Cyber Security update Dan Smith
12:30 PM City Lifeline presentation
Overview of City Lifeline's new fibre contract in Oldham
12:45 PM Lunch Break - Refreshments will be available -
13:45 PM Local market developments
including data centre news and events
Lizzi Long
14:00 PM Sponsor Presentation: TBC TBC
14:10 PM Member Technical Talk: B4RN
This presentation will talk about B4RN's progression, their increased capacity into Manchester and the opportunity for providers to take wavelengths from B4RN to Scotland
Tom Rigg
14:35 PM Sponsor Presentation: TBC TBC
14:45 PM Member Talk TBC
15:05 PM LINX Product Update: Bi-Directional Optics
LINX is to trial a new optics product on 10G ports at IXManchester. This session will explain what is planned and how the service could be rolled out across the LINX network in future
Jo Fereday
15:15 PM 20 minute refreshment break -
15:35 PM Member Technical Talk: Metronet UK
Merging the Metronet and M247 networks from a technical perspective
Craig Aspey
15:45 PM IXManchester Channel Update Emma Saunders
15:55 PM Member Talk TBC
16:05 PM Panel Session and Q&A
Discussion on Internet communities
Session chaired by Mathew Hattersley
16:50 PM IXManchester Steering Committee Update Mathew Hattersley
17:00 PM Final Thoughts Kurtis Lindqvist
17:15 PM Event Close
A post-event social will be held nearby at a venue to be confirmed

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