LINX Announce Significant New Year Price Cuts Plus New Incentive Programme to Encourage Growth in Bandwidth
LINX have committed to reducing the cost of 10GE and 100GE port fees by 15% on its LON1 and LON2 networks in London, with further reductions at its regional exchanges, LINX Manchester and LINX NoVA.
In addition a new incentive scheme is being introduced which will offer members 6 months free on 1GE to 10GE port upgrades as well as new 100GE ports for orders received during the first half of 2020.
If a member places an order for either option between 1st January 2020 and 30th June 2020, and also commits to a 12 month minimum contract term, the member will receive the first six months free of the contract term, and subsequently pay normal port fees for the remaining six months.
LINX CEO, Kurtis Lindqvist, said:
“Growth of traffic at the exchange benefits all members as this drives down unit costs but more importantly, it delivers more value to the members over their connected infrastructure. The incentive programme is designed to work for all members, whatever their size. For smaller members it offers a low-cost path to upgrade from 1GE ports but also provides an incentive for the largest members of LINX to keep growing at the exchange.”
The new pricing structure and incentive scheme proposals were ratified by a vote by LINX membership at an Extraordinary General Meeting in London on the 12th November and will come into effect from 1st January 2020. The current pricing structure and further details of the incentive programme can be viewed on the LINX website.
LINX appoint Pieter Knook as New Chair for its Board
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) have recruited Pieter Knook as non-executive Chairperson for its Board of Directors.
Pieter Knook has a very long and successful career at Microsoft and has served on a number of executive boards. A graduate from the University of Cambridge he is currently Chairman at Altitude Angel as well as a Director of both Pulsant and Bio-key.
Commenting on his new role Pieter Knook said,
“LINX has an impressive track record of facilitating network interconnection for 25 years now. It is a globally established, secure and robust provider but with the huge growth in data and Cloud services expected over the next few years we have to look ahead, drive innovation, and develop our infrastructure to meet future demands. I am very pleased therefore to have been given the opportunity to be the new LINX Chair and I am really looking forward to meeting with members and partners to help fulfil long-term growth goals for our industry.”
The appointment of Pieter Knook as Chair is effective from December 1st 2019.