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LINX Virtual PoP Programme

What are Virtual PoPs?

A Virtual PoP is a datacentre which can provide connections to a LINX Peering LAN. These connections are either provided via a LINX approved Layer-2 carrier (Branded vPoP) or via a resilient DWDM connection (Transmission vPoP). A LINX virtual PoP can be located anywhere in the world where LINX has a member and there’s a potential for more.

The Basics

There are two different ways a data centre could become a LINX PoP; a Transmission PoP and also as a Branded PoP.

Transmission PoP

A Transmission PoP is based at a neutral data centre operating within a defined range but packets are not switched there but sent to a switching PoP instead.


  • Onsite ODF
  • Optical transport layer to the identified LINX LANs
  • Transport paid on a sliding scale based on the members present but caveats present to manage existing port revenues

Branded PoP

The basic vPoP solution is a neutral data centre but with no defined range. The data centre has full responsibility over the member connection but there is no resiliency available


  • Connectivity to a full LINX PoP via an authorised third party LINX Partner
  • No space or power requirements
  • Commitment to marketing activity and anticipated performance levels

For more information:

  • Email:  
  • Tel: +44 20 7645 3522

Our vPoP Partners

With over 770 members connecting from over 76 different countries worldwide, LINX members have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

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