Fifty requests to join LINX in just 42 weeks represents the fastest membership application rate ever seen at the exchange. This puts the IXP well on target to reach 60 new applications for the year.
ISPs and CDNs from Canada, Kenya, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam, amongst others, have all applied to join this year. On connection each member enhances LINX's global reach resulting in the company being able to offer access to a greater variety of peers and an extended number of routing options.
LINX Chief Executive, John Souter, commented: “Our 370 strong membership are continuing to benefit from the vast number of peering opportunities available to them at LINX. We always strive for network excellence and the rate of applications seen this year merely confirms that networks from around the world are attracted by our efficient and cost-effective peering model."
Notes to editors:
- 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 eleven London sites connected by secure fibre and DWDM links. The core of the network currently operates across a 16x10G Ethernet link.
- The Internet traffic at LINX consists of a wide variety of data including streaming media, website downloads, business information and emails. Peak LINX traffic on the public exchange is the equivalent of over 1,600,000 simultaneous Internet video streams.
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