LINX Newsletter (July 2019)

LINX to Recruit New Chair for Exec Board

LINX are actively recruiting a replacement non-executive Chairperson for its Board of Directors.

The Chair is expected to champion the vision, mission and core values of LINX both within the Board and when speaking on behalf of the Board. This includes ensuring that their strategy and key Board decisions are made with these fundamentals in mind.

LINX are working with specialist recruitment consultants, Expand, to explore a broad recruitment pool thus to ensure the right candidate is found.

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The LINX Board, as it stands, has a varied wealth of experience within the Telecommunications and Technology industry. These include three internal LINX senior members of staff and representatives from high profile organisations such as Google, Facebook and BT, who are all active LINX members too.

Meet the Board

Industry News Briefing

In our Industry News Briefing we highlight a few of the current news stories relating to the LINX membership.

If you are a LINX member and would be interested being featured in a future edition of the LINX newsletter please email us at

Multi-IX Strategy: Creating Competitive Advantages in Content and Media

Video content has been forecast to take up 82% of Internet traffic by 2022.

In this blog post by our ConneXions reseller partner Epsilson, they look at how remote peering can help content and media companies create new advantages in this new digital age. It’s a great piece and well worth a look.

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LINX Round Up

FinTech and the role of an IXP in securing the UK’s digital infrastructure

At Fintech Week in London on the 8th of July LINX’s Kurtis Lindqvist addressed attendees on how Fintech, Cloud operators and end-users can all benefit from better choices regarding the underlying network infrastructure.

FinTech is an important new market for LINX and to help explain how peering can be of benefit to this segment a short video featuring Kurtis was published.

Total Telecom also caught up with Kurtis ahead of Connected Britain 2019 to discuss the crucial role of an IXP in the UK’s internet infrastructure. See below for the full interview.

Kurtis Lindqvist Interview

LINX help members to ‘run their networks’ by taking part in London 10k

On the 21st July seven hardy souls headed into the centre of London to take part in the London 10k. Some very impressive times were achieved so well done to all involved. Pictured from left to right are Solmaz Jarchlou, Richard Petrie, Jo Fereday, Lynsey Buckingham, Holly Ruff, Tim Preston and Anne Bates.

Carriers World 2019

Carriers World 2019 takes place on the 11th and 12th of September at the Business Design Centre in London. Representing LINX will be Kurtis Lindqvist and members of the LINX Business Development team. Kurtis will be taking part in a panel session ‘Is the Internet Exchange the new interconnect model for us all?’ on day one.

LINX nominated as best IXP in Carriers World Awards

LINX is delighted to announce that it has been included on the shortlist of the best Internet Exchange in the Carriers World Awards 2019. As in previous years, the winners in all categories are chosen by the voting of industry peers and customers, rather than by a panel of judges. This means you have the opportunity to have your say.

The categories include:

  • Best Cloud Service Provider
  • Best Data Centre Exchange / Internet Exchange
  • Best Enterprise Proposition
  • Best Global Carrier
  • Best IoT Initiative
  • Best Network Automation Initiative
  • Best Platform Initiative / CPaaS
  • Best Regional Carrier
  • Best Security Solution
  • Business Transformation Initiative
  • Most Innovative Wholesaler
  • New Market Innovation
Carriers World Awards Voting
Voting closes on Friday 30th August 2019.

Upcoming Events – Meet with LINX

2019 Events

As this edition of the LINX newsletter was published we are still very much in a quieter period for international events. However, as we approach Autumn this will definitely change with LINX scheduled to attend a number of events in the UK, Eastern Europe and North America in early September.

As reported in our previous newsletter we will first be heading to Mauritius for the African Peering & Interconnection Forum in August where shall be co-sponsoring the Women Tech Connect lunch along with our partner Workonline.

  • AfPIF2019 – Mauritius (20-22 August 2019)
    • Representing LINX will be Network Engineer Esther Cobinah, Marketing’s Lynsey Buckingham and the Business Development team’s Mark Stokes
  • Capacity North America – Denver, United States (4-5 September 2019)
    • Representing LINX at this Event will be Kendra Pignotti
  • Telecom Ukraine – Odesa, Ukraine (6-9 September 2019)
    • Representing LINX will be Halil Kama
  • UKNOF44 – Belfast, Northern Ireland (10 September 2019)
    • Representing LINX will be Inga Turner of the LINX Member Relations team and others TBC
  • 14th European Peering Forum (EPF14) – Tallin, Estonia (16-18 September 2019)
    • Representing LINX will be John Souter, Inga Turner, Holly Ruff, Kurtis Lindqvist and CTO Richard Petrie

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

LINX106 Registration now open!

The LINX106 member conference at the Radisson Blu Cardiff, on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 2019. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.

Register Now!

We have a great agenda coming together for the event and also a special twist on the standard evening networking social on day 1 as we launch LINX Fest!! More details to follow…

What you may have missed

Extracting economic and social insights from Internet traffic data

Lead Data Scientist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Philip Stubbings, gave a talk at LINX105 in May on a research project that’s exploring how different data sources can help gain insights into the data driven Internet economy.

Using data from the LINX traffic flow portal ( as a proxy/small window view of overall Internet traffic volume ONS have investigated the following:

  1. The potential to use traffic flow data to identify and measure Internet time-use
  2. Anomaly detection and traffic impact of large-scale events
  3. Relationship between traffic flow and various economic indicators
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You can view the presentation via the LINX YouTube Channel below.

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