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LINX Gains New Members & Celebrates

Posted: 09th Mar, 2004 By: MarkJ
The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which handles roughly 90% of UK Internet traffic, has managed to rack up more than 140 members. Doubly good news because they recently won the Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) award for 'Best Internet Exchange':

LINX CELEBRATES 'BEST EXCHANGE' AWARD WITH MEMBERS BOOST

London Internet Exchange (LINX) - just voted best Internet exchange by the Internet Services Providers' Association - has exceeded 140 members for the first time.

The new total has been achieved with an intake of six member companies, boosting LINX's status as the largest Internet exchange outside the USA.

"The Internet business operates in a dynamic environment, where there are frequent cases of company consolidations and occasional instances of failures," said LINX sales and marketing manager Vanessa Evans. "LINX's continued strong growth reflects the high quality that the exchange offers and the technical expertise of its engineering staff."

LINX is a mutual organisation that provides cost-effective switching and routing facilities at eight London-based exchanges for Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery service providers, many of which are actually commercial competitors. In last month's ISPA awards judges selected LINX from five nominees as 'best Internet exchange' because it offers "a solid, reliable and resilient service".

Latest companies to join LINX are: T-Online (France), CableCom (Switzerland), Hotlinks (UK), Axamba (UK), Nominet (UK) and Antel (Czech Republic).

Founded in November 1994 with just five members, LINX now has 141 members who include almost all the major UK ISPs plus many from the USA, mainland Europe and the Far East. It handles around 90 per cent of UK Internet traffic, with volumes growing at around 50 per cent per year. Its members operate 'peering' agreements that give them access to around 50 per cent of the world's Internet networks.
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