LINX has outgrown its current location on Tooley Street near London Bridge so is moving to larger premises on nearby Borough High Street. The move provides LINX with additional space to test equipment, stage press briefings and provide a more comfortable environment for staff.
The growth of LINX over the five years since LINX opened its London office on Tooley Stree has been little short of staggering. At the beginning of 2002 peak traffic figures stood at just 13.5 Gb/s with membership numbering just 120.
In the mean time traffic has rocketed more than 10 fold and membership has more than doubled. The latter is particularly remarkable when considering the number mergers and acquisitions in the industry since that time.
LINX sales & marketing manager Vanessa Evans said: "At our current level of growth, LINX can confidently target a membership of in excess of 250 and peak Internet traffic of over 200 Gb/s by the end of the year. The move to Borough High Street indicates the continued expansion of LINX and our focus to be at the forefront of the industry for many years to come."
The new London office address is as follows:
134-138 Borough High Street
United Kingdom SE1 1LB
All telephone, fax and email contact details remain the same.
Notes to Editors:
1. LINX (www.linx.net) is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose members include almost all the major UK ISPs and content delivery service providers plus many from the USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Every member of LINX has an equal vote in the management of the organisation’s affairs.
2. More than 96 per cent of the Internet traffic exchanged between ISPs in the UK passes through LINX equipment.
3. Connection of Internet networks at an IXP such as LINX is known as ‘peering’. LINX offers members the option of establishing private one-to-one peering between networks and/or ‘public peering’ where traffic can potentially be exchanged with any other member linked to the exchange.
4. The Internet traffic at LINX consists of a wide variety of data including website downloads, business information and e-mails. However, one gigabit is roughly equivalent to 60,000 average email messages - so peak traffic at LINX would now accommodate more than 10 million email messages per second.