With record levels of video, social media and news traffic expected to be generated throughout London 2012 on Smartphones, Tablets and Connected Televisions BT is the first network to connect to LINX utilising 100 Gigabit Ethernet enabling greater scale and lower unit cost for all of its Internet traffic.
Customers of BT Internet Connect, BT Broadband, BT Infinity and BT Wifi (present in all London 2012 venues) will leverage this new capability throughout London 2012 and beyond.
John Souter, CEO at LINX, said, "I would like to thank BT for their co-operation with this pioneering work. As a mutual organization at the core of the Internet LINX is always working in the interests of it’s members and the greater good of the Internet. The introduction of leading edge technologies such as 100 Gigabit Ethernet, at a time when the UK service providers are preparing themselves for the huge volume of traffic this summer, is a perfect example of how we do this."
Neil McRae, BT's Chief Network Architect, commented: "BT was a founding member of the London Internet Exchange in 1994 and our long standing relationship made working with the LINX on this pioneering technology incredibly straightforward. This capability is one more step in our strategy of investing for the future, pushing our network and services to the next level of performance."
100 Gigabit Ethernet is available to all LINX members.
Notes to editors:
The London Internet Exchange is one of the largest Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in the world. LINX is a not-for-profit mutual whose members are ISPs and content providers from around the globe. Additional information can be found atwww.linx.net/about