In this issue we take a detailed look at what's happening at LINX in 2010, including the latest round of member price cuts which mean that members can now peer at LINX for as little as £10 per day.
In the Public Affairs section, Malcolm Hutty looks at the latest developments regarding the Digital Economy Bill while the Internet Society (ISOC) explores the implications of Internet bandwidth growth. The RIPE NCC also provide their regular HotLINX update, this time on the subject of the RIPE Labs project.
Elsewhere there are articles on IPv6 and how 50 members have connected to LINX from nearly 100 different locations via the LINX from Anywhere service. Also included are details of the latest networks to have joined LINX over the last quarter.
In addition, we have a feature on the LINX Network Community. This is a group made up of LINX members and Internet industry stakeholders who are kept up to date with what is happening at the exchange via the social networking sites Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
It is an exciting time for LINX with a number of new staff joining, the imminent launch of a new website design, and a move to larger head office premises in central Peterborough.
The new head office address is:
London Internet Exchange
2nd Floor, Trinity Court,
You can read more about these stories and more by downloading a PDF copy of HotLINX21 today: https://www.linx.net/files/hotlinx/hotlinx-21.pdf. Printed copies can also be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
- LINX (www.linx.net) is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose 350 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- HotLINX is a quarterly publication produced by LINX for it's members and other industry stakeholders. The 16 page magazine features technical and regulatory affair news, as well as articles from the RIPE NCC (www.ripe.net/) and ISOC (www.isoc.org/).
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