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HotLINX Magazine

HotLINX is the membership magazine of the London Internet Exchange. Free to download, HotLINX features technical articles, industry and regulatory news, event reporting etc

HotLINX has been freely available to Internet professionals and stakeholders in print since the year 2000 and via print and download since 2006. In 2016 a new interactive online edition was launched featuring links to additional online content plus video and image galleries. To find out more or to obtain hard copies of back issues of HotLINX, please email the .

*Please note that stocks of early editions may no longer be available.



10th October 2017

  • In the Spotlight: Dr Philip Smith - In August Dr Philip Smith travelled to the UK from Australia to speak at LINX98, and to run a specialist workshop on BGP. We ask Philip about the early days of LINX and his work with IXPs in Asia and Africa today.
    • LINX99 EGM Preview
    • Full Fibre Broadband
    • European Peering Forum Review
    • LINX cuts fees at IXManchester
    • New PoP for IXScotland
    • LON2 Testing, new traffic high and network automation
    • Public Affairs News including NIS Directive and Data Protection Bill
    • Capacity Europe and AfricaCom Previews
    • LINX America developments
  • Online edition

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10th July 2017

  • London Connecting - According to a Recent Study by the Wireless Broadband Alliance London is the Most Connected City in the World
    • LINX96 AGM and Board Election reviewat May's annual general meeting
    • Migration to Edgecore for LON2 network
    • European Peering Forum preview
    • Partner & Reseller News
      • NaMeX members Convergenze and SED Multitel connect to LINX via IXP Reseller programme
    • Public Affairs news including Home Affairs Select Committee report considers fines for social media companies failing to remove extremist content on their platform
    • In the Spotlight - Lee Hetherington, LINX Board and Edge Network Strategist at Facebook, is interviewed
    • LINX have been presented with the ‘Recognised Leader in Internet Exchange Points - UK’ award by TMT Magazine
  • Online edition

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8th May 2017

  • A Bi-Direcectional View of IXManchester - LINX's very first regional exchange marks 5th anniversary with the exclusive launch of a new bi-directional optical transceiver service
    • LINX96 AGM and Board Election preview - 5 candidates are seeking election to the LINX Board and May's annual general meeting
    • LINX selects Ciena's Waveserver platform for datacentre interconnect services
    • Capacity upgrades at Equinix, route servers and network automation update
    • 100 up for 100G ports
    • Public Affairs news including the EU's adoption of a terrorism directive and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's criticism of the UK government over encryption measures
    • In the Spotlight interview - Bijal Sanghani, Secretary General of Euro-IX
  • Online edition

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10th January 2017

  • Technology Matters: With major network upgrades and the introduction of a new LINX NOC, it’s a time of change for the LINX Technology team
    • LINX95 EGM & Governance Consultation Review
    • LINX and France-IX to work together to help boost worldwide Internet growth
    • NaMeX signs as first LINX IXP Reseller partner
    • LINX to host NANOG 69 in Washington DC
    • Digital Infrastructure Boost in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement
  • Online edition

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4th October 2016

  • World First for LON2 Network: LINX is to build its new LON2 architecture based on EVPN routing technology, the first IXP in the world to do so
    • LINX News LINX reduce the cost of peering in London for the second time in 2016
    • LINX call for stronger government support for IXScotland
    • LINX95 EGM Preview
    • 'Momentum is Growing: LINX NoVA on target to meet 2016 objectives' By Ben Hedges, LINX America CEO
    • 'Edge routers with Juniper MPC7 line cards deployed on LON1 network' By Mike Hellers, LINX Network Engineering Manager
  • Online edition

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5th July 2016

  • Sofia So Good! Peering community to celebrate 10 years of the European Peering Forum in Bulgaria
  • LINX News
    • 'Planning for a Successful Future' By John Souter, LINX CEO
    • Board Elections & LINX93 AGM Review
    • 'Juniper testing and upgrade activity dominating workload' By Mike Hellers, LINX Network Engineering Manager
    • LINX94 Preview
    • IXManchester 4th birthday Event
    • LINX Partner News - Console Network Solutions
  • Online edition

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