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LINX to sponsor RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Russia

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet Exchange Points, has announced that it is to sponsor the RIPE NCC regional meeting in Moscow on 17-18 September, 2009.

LINX Sales & Marketing manager, Richard Yule, will be making a presentation at the event. He said: "The RIPE NCC regional meetings are an excellent opportunity to meet with the Internet community in different areas and we are particularly excited to be visiting Russia again. The region is seeing rapid growth at the moment and LINX is pleased to be supporting an event that is actively promoting that - the relationships we establish here can help lead to peering opportunities for our members in the future."

RIPE NCC Regional Meetings bring together RIPE NCC members, local government officials and key players in the global and local Internet industry. The meeting content will mainly focus on technical, administration and policy issues for what is a very large international audience. Over 320 have registered to attend the event and sessions will be given in either English or Russian with a simultaneous translation in the other.

The comprehensive agenda for the two day meeting includes updates from the RIPE NCC and the IETF, an Internet Governance Panel Session plus a talk on the danger of IP Hijacking, amongst many others. The second day is wholly dedicated to IPv6 training and is run by RIPE NCC course trainer, Ferenc Csorba.

In preparation for the event, LINX has created a detailed Russian language version leaflet which explains the benefits of being a LINX member and services they provide. An electronic version of this form can be downloaded from the LINX website:https://www.linx.net/files/join/LINX09-Russian.pdf

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Notes to editors:

  1. LINX 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, 2008.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1,300,000 simultaneous Internet video streams.

For more information call Jeremy Orbell on +44 (0)20 7645 3505 or 

With over 770 members connecting from over 76 different countries worldwide, LINX members have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

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