25 Years of the London Internet Exchange

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s biggest and longest established Internet exchange points, is celebrating its 25th anniversary year. From small beginnings in East London the exchange has grown into an Internet powerhouse with traffic being passed over multiple sites by over 880 member ASNs from over 80 territories.

LINX was formed when pioneering ISPs (Demon Internet, BT, PIPEX, and UKNET – along with the UKERNA, now Ja.net) started linking their UK networks together. The reason they did this was to avoid paying high transatlantic bandwidth costs and to reduce the time delay which was involved when they had to route their data across the Atlantic to the US and back.
Read more about the History of LINX.

 

LINX Member

BGP Peering Workshop

in London

 

6th – 8th November

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Dr Philip Smith was one of the first engineers to work in the commercial Internet in the UK, and the first to establish the LINX Internet Exchange Point in 1994. We are pleased to be able to welcome him back to host our BGP member workshops once again. Read his Full Biography here.

LINX Member

BGP Peering Workshop

in Edinburgh

 

18th – 20th November

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We are collecting member testimonials as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Please use the form below to submit your message for our team. We hope to be able to share these with potential new members or work with you to develop into future case studies. Thanks for your on going support!