With effect from 1 January 2010, the LINX membership fee has been cut by 16.66% to only £1500 per year with 1GigE and 10GigE port fees reduced also. These changes to the LINX pricing structure ultimately mean that a member taking two 100M ports, one of which provided free by LINX, can connect to the exchange for as little as £9.37 per day.
LINX Chief Executive Officer, John Souter, said: "This is the second round of price cuts in the last six months following the 20% reduction in the membership fee and cuts in port prices back in July. Every member benefits from the changes without any alteration to their membership agreement. Offering membership for less than £10 per day gives LINX a lower entry level for networks seeking to peer at an international IXP."
Full details on the new fee structure are publicly available on the LINX website: www.linx.net/govern/servicesfees
Notes to editors:
- LINX (www.linx.net) is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose 330-plus members include 58 of the top 100 global network operators*, almost all UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers plus many from the Americas, mainland Europe, the Far East and Africa.
*Total Telecom Global 100, 2009.
- LINX was formed in 1994 when five ISPs recognised that there were considerable operational benefits to exchanging traffic between their networks in the UK. From the beginning every LINX member has had an equal vote in the management of the organisation.
- The connection of networks at an Internet exchange point such as LINX is known as 'peering'. Network operators use public peering across the dual LINX Ethernet networks to exchange traffic with any other member by mutual agreement. LINX also offers a managed private network interconnect facility which is used for large traffic flows between two members.
- LINX has a presence at ten London sites connected by secure fibre and DWDM links. The core of the network currently operates across a 12x10G Ethernet link. The extent and geographic resilience of the network was enhanced in 2008 with the addition of three new points of presence, each outside the main Docklands data centre area in east London.
- The Internet traffic at LINX consists of a wide variety of data including streaming media, website downloads, business information and emails. Peak LINX traffic is the equivalent of 1,600,000 simultaneous Internet video streams.
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