In order to become a full LINX vPoP partner several conditions will apply, especially ones of physical geography. Therefore most partners will always be one of two kinds of virtual PoP.
As we expand the number of IXPs we operate, the possible geo-locations of a transmission PoP or a branded PoP will grow with it. For example, a data centre operator in Manchester may be a valid case to become a transmission PoP there, with a view to being a branded PoP. They can still market themselves as a branded virtual PoP connecting customers back down to the London LANs.
In order to support our core mission of keeping traffic local, one of the conditions of being a branded PoP is that the operator promotes and connects customers to their nearest LINX PoP.
The maximum distance from the LINX core to a transmission PoP is closely aligned to the reach of fibre optics. Full details are available on request please email .