LINX Newsletter (April 2019)

2019 LINX Board Election at LINX105

An election for two seats on the LINX Board will be held on 30th May 2019 following the Annual General Meeting AT LINX105.

An election for two seats on the LINX Board will be held on 30th May 2019 following the Annual General Meeting AT LINX105.

One seat is vacant due to a Board member retiring by rotation and the other from a Board member resignation last year. The retiring member of the Board, Simon Woodhead, is entitled to stand for re-election and he has indicated that he intends to do so.

Further details on the forthcoming Board election can be found here:

2019 LINX Board Election

Details of what is involved in being a member of the LINX Board, including the code of conduct can be found here:

If you wish to stand for the Board and would like to understand the process further, please contact Bekki Dube at

LINX105 Member Conference & AGM – Registration open

Registration is open for LINX105 which takes place on Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May 2019. 

We are delighted to welcome Telehouse Europe as our platinum sponsor. We have lots of great content lined up including talks by Richard Tang of Zen Internet, Ronan Mulally of Akamai and Nick Benson of Amazon.

To register and see the full agenda go to our event page.

LINX105 Registration & Event Page

The Future of Banking and FinTech

LINX have featured in the Business Reporter section of the Daily Telegraph on the topic of Banking and FinTech.

In a piece written by LINX CMO Kurtis Lindqvist, the article states that peering is “a simpler and more efficient networking model [that] can drive down costs and give the financial services community greater control over their networks.”

Full Article

John Souter makes Capacity Media’s Power 100 list 2019

Thanks to Capacity Media for crediting our very own CEO John Souter in their Power 100 for 2019.This listing names who Capacity Media consider to be the 100 most influential men and women in the wholesale telecommunications industry. These are individuals who have proved themselves to be innovators, critical thinkers and agents of change. Congratulations to all those featured! You can view the full list of nominations here:

Capacity Media's Power 100

LINX Round Up

LINX in Manchester for DevOps workshop and UKNOF43

LINX staff travelled to Manchester in mid-April for a specialist workshop, networking social and the 43rd UK Network Operators’ Forum.

The was a fantastic opportunity to meet with members, share ideas and discuss peering. On Monday 8th April 25 people were registered for a DevOps for Network Engineers workshop run by Steve Groombridge of Systems & Network Training. The evening featured a social for over 60 people before UKNOF43 got underway at the Manchester Central Convention complex on the Tuesday.

See our image and video gallery below to get a flavour of these events.


Quick Profile: Anne Bates (Technology)

Anne Bates, LINX Network Operations Manager, recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with LINX. Continuing our series of quick staff profiles we catch up with Anne to find out more about her role in the Technology team.

Anne told us: “In my role at LINX I manage the NOC and some of the Engineers . I started as a Network Engineer in 2009 and was lucky enough to be a part of the team that built the Juniper LAN that was introduced and installed ahead of the 2012 Olympics. Following my promotion to Network Operations Manager I was part of the decision process to begin with an outsource NOC before later bringing the NOC in-house. Today I have many more responsibilities including provisioning.

“It’s been a good 10 years working with LINX and I enjoy being part of this exciting industry. I hope to make it 10 more!”

Cook with NaMeX!

LINX CEO John Souter recently donned his NaMeX, Rome’s Internet Exchange Point apron to prepare some delicious sweet treats with the assistance of Inga Turner from our Member Relations team. We really do get well looked after here at LINX!

Upcoming Events – Meet with LINX

2019 Events

In May LINX stages its annual general meeting but the LINX team will again be out on the road to speak with members, partners and prospects around the World.

Among the events we are attending are the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and Caribbean conference in the Dominican Republic, the Cloud, Content & Telecoms Summit in Dublin and EastAfricaCom in Kenya.

  • LACNIC31 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (5-10 May 2019)
    • Attended by Ben Hedges, Kendra Pignotti and Lynsey Buckingham
  • CCT2019 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland (8-9 May 2019)
    • Attended by Jennifer Holmes and John Souter, who will be presenting
  • EastAfricaCom – Nairobi, Kenya (14-15 May 2019)
    • The premier strategic event for telecoms, media, broadcasting & technology leaders in East Africa
    • Attended by Inga Turner and Mark Stokes

Want to learn more about connecting to LINX from Africa. See our case study from our ConneXions Reseller partner Workonline Communications Pty Ltd.

Connecting from Africa Case Study

If you would like to catch up with LINX staff at these events please let us know via the following email

Save the Dates!

Please note that the next LINX member conference will NOT follow the usual date pattern due to clashes with other events. The LINX105 and the AGM and Board Elections will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May at the Park Plaza Victoria in London

What you may have missed

LINX Welcome CNCI as 1st New Member to Connect in London from Japanese IXP Partner, JPIX

LINX and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX) recently entered into a new partnership agreement, a collaboration which stems from the knowledge that an increasing number of Asian networks are looking to peer in Europe, and in London in particular.

Community Network Center (CNCI) is the first member to join LINX in London from JPIX’s Tokyo PoP. CNCI, a large customer for JPIX, is the second-largest cable MSO in Japan, providing internet connectivity to businesses and consumers across central Japan. Reaching Europe from Asia was high on CNCI’s agenda in order to reduce latency and improve speed to European-based gaming content and streaming.

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