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Lee Hetherington and Sebastien Lahtinen elected to the London Internet Exchange Board at LINX AGM

16th May 2017

Members of LINX, a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks, have elected two members to its executive Board at its annual general meeting in London.

Following voting, Sebastien Lahtinen and Lee Hetherington (pictured second right and far right respectively) garnered the most support from the membership and are hereby elected to serve three year terms.

Lee Hetherington currently represents LINX member Facebook, where he works in the team responsible for Edge and Caching strategy in EMEA for the Global IP Network and CDN. Specifically focused on the EU, Lee leads interconnection, IP network and Caching strategy efforts for Facebook across the region.

Sebastien Lahtinen has served on the LINX board for the past three years and was seeking re-election for a second term. Seb is a director of hosting company NetConnex and co-founder of independent broadband information site thinkbroadband.com.

For this year’s election Board members Patrick Gilmore and Sebastien Lahtinen, had both retired by rotation. While Seb had indicated his intention to seek re-election Patrick had chosen not stand again. In these circumstances it meant that there was guaranteed to be at least one new face on the LINX Board.

LINX chairman Murray Steele said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick Gilmore, whose service on the LINX Board for over ten years has clearly been an invaluable contribution, and from whom I have learnt a lot about the industry we serve.

Murray added: "We are pleased to welcome Lee Hetherington to the LINX Board. It is always beneficial to get a different perspective and I am very much looking forward to working closely with Lee and Seb to ensure LINX's continued success."

ENDS

Notes to editors: The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. They provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of their members on matters of public policy.

Their members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over their secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it one of the single biggest connection points in the world with traffic peaks of over 3.5 Tb/sec on their public peering platform alone.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 740 members from 73 countries around the globe. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC.

Members of the LINX Board are: Mike Blanche (Google), Lee Hetherington (Facebook), Sebastien Lahtinen (NCUK), Thomas Mangin (Exa Networks), John Souter (LINX Chief Executive), Simon Woodhead (Simwood) and Steve Wright (4D)

For more information about the London Internet Exchange please visit: www.linx.net.

Twitter: @LINX_Network
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/linx

With over 750 members connecting from over 74 different countries worldwide, LINX members have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

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