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The LINX120 member meeting took place on Thursday 16th – Friday 17th November 2023 at the Park Plaza, Victoria & online.

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Please contact should you have missed registration. Please note, the LINX Team are all out of the office at events, so there will be a delay. Please bear with us.

If you are non-member but are interested in attending this event please contact the LINX Marketing team who will be happy to help.

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Why attend LINX120

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Sponsors get Product and Service Exposure
  • Marketplace Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • LINX operation updates

LINX Social

After the first day of the LINX Meeting, LINX invite all attendees to join us at a pub or bar close by. We will have a range of drinks and food on offer free of charge to all attendees. To gain access to the social, you must be wearing your badge (collected at event reception prior to the social) and have your social ticket (attached to your badge) on hand ready to give to our team at the door.


Time (GMT)PresentationSpeaker
Thursday 16th November 
13:00Event opens with a welcome lunch
14:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 1

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Remembering Howard Fisher (Kurtis Lindqvist and Roland Perry)
Chair: Jez Orbell, LINX
14:10LINX Technology Update (Part 1)

  • Maintenances
  • Service issues
  • Route server developments


Tim Preston, Principal Network Engineer, LINX

Anne Bates, Head of Exchange Platforms, LINX


BBC Traffic Analysis: The Future of TV Distribution

  • In-depth analysis of BBC streaming traffic data over the past year
Richard Cooper, BBC
15:002024 LINX Budget


Malcolm Holt, LINX
15:15Headline Sponsor: Digital Realty

  • What to expect on the peering landscape 


Andreas Polyrakis, Director of Segments, Connectivity
15:35Silver Sponsor: Stordis

Revolutionizing Telecoms: The Advent of 400G OpenZR+ in Open Networking Platforms

  • In an age where data transmission speeds and network reliability are paramount, the integration of 400G OpenZR+ technology into open networking platforms promises to redefine the boundaries of modern telecommunication. Dive into an informative session that compares the potential of OpenZR+ against traditional networking solutions. Witness firsthand the comparative analyses of transmission distances, taking into account varied factors like launch power, Rx sensitivity, and fiber types. Join us as we journey through the technical intricacies, practical applications, and the transformative potential this evolution holds for the telecom industry. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply keen on the future of networking, this presentation promises insights that will equip and inspire.


Lukasz Lukowski, CSMO at STORDIS
15:4530 minute coffee & networking break
16:15LINX Product Update

  • Member Portal Improvements – overview of new features and demo of new self service order functionality
  • Product updates and look into 2024


Mike Hellers, LINX
16:35Silver Sponsor: Nokia

Lab as Code with Containerlab Through Users Eyes.

In this talk, we look at the Lab As Code approach offered by the open-source tool Containerlab through the eyes of its diverse user community.

By identifying multiple user groups with their distinct requirements and challenges, we gain a practical view of Containerlab’s key features that cater to a broad spectrum of lab-related and testing needs


Roman Dodin, Product Line Manager, Nokia

LINX Technology Update (Part 2)

  • LINX Network Automation Testing with Containerlab


Riccardo Verzeni, LINX


Voting will take place on issues including:

  • 2024 LINX Services and Fees
  • 2024 Board stipend for 2024
  • Changes to the MoU

More information in the LINX120 EGM notice at


Pieter Knook, LINX Chair

Membership Engagement

  • The importance of an effective engagement with the membership
  • Membership Survey Results


Jennifer Holmes, LINX
17:30Volcanic Hazards and Subsea Cables

  • Lessons from the 2022 Eruption of Hunga Volcano


Michael Clare, Ocean BioGeoscience
18:00End of Day One of LINX120
18:15Social – The Jugged Hare
Friday 17th November 
 09:30Registration Opens – Refreshments Available
10:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 2

  • Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Jez Orbell, LINX
10:05LINX CEO Quarterly Update

  • LINX Stats and Organisational Overview


Kurtis Lindqvist, LINX

B4RN’s Resilient Ring Network

  • B4RN is working to create a Resilient Ring Network, coast to coast in the North of England providing a 400G network


Tom Rigg, B4RN
11:00Protecting ISPs against DDoS attack

  • General DDoS update including details of the House of Lords DDoS Day and how NaWaS by NBIP uses the Closed User Group


Frank Dupker and Simon Kuhn, NaWaS by NBIP
11:2030 minute coffee & networking break
11:50WomenTechConnect Panel: Empowering Women in the Tech Sector: Mentorship, Advocacy and Strategies for Success

  • Virginia Petrou, Global Marketing Director, BSO
  • Yana Glaub, Head of Network Procurement, Sky
  • Laura Pobjoy, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Telehouse


Panel moderated by LINX CCO Jennifer Holmes

PSTN Migration at BT

  • The old analogue public switched telephone network (PSTN) is being moved to a fully digital network with the move to be completed by 2025. This talk will explain how
Adam Macgill, BT
12:50RIPE Policy Update

  • Nigel Titley’s regular update on RIPE policy


Nigel Titley
13:0060 minute lunch & networking break
14:00Advancements in Utility Mapping

  • Utility mapping, or utility surveying, is used to identify cable routes and pipelines beneath the ground using a combination of non-invasive and non-destructive means to characterise sub-surface features. This talk will cover the latest developments


Jan-Willem Nijman, EMEA Sales Director, PelicanCorp
14:30Public Affairs Update

  • Malcolm Hutty’s regular update on Internet governance and policy


Malcolm Hutty, LINX
15:10LINX120 Round up and Close
15:15End of LINX120


Attendee List

The LINX120 attendee list for this event will be viewable on the LINX member portal. Please note that a member log-in to the portal is required to gain access.

Webcast for LINX Members

If you are unable to make the conference in person we provide a webcast service. Members will be able to access the webcast via the ‘events’ section in the LINX Member Portal (log-in required).

LINX has been webcasting its member meetings since LINX41 in May 2003. The service is an excellent way for LINX’s global membership to follow conference proceedings if they are unable to make the event in person.

View our example footage Access our member portal stream


We provide wireless connectivity (ssid=linx) during the event. Search for the ‘linx’ network and key the password ‘linx-meeting’. Please don’t hack, snoop, or otherwise do anything that would detrimental to other users


We want our events to be as inclusive as possible, so if there is anything we can do to better your experience, please let us know by emailing

Whether you require a quite space, assistance with physical accessibility, or support for visual/hearing impairments, kindly inform us, and we will strive to enhance your event experience to the fullest extent possible.


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