London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – January 16, 2007 –
Mutual, not-for-profit organization for major ISPs and content delivery service providers, The London Internet Exchange (LINX), has relocated to new offices in central London, at Borough High Street, having outgrown its current location on Tooley Street near London Bridge.
The new space is located at Maya House 134-138, Borough High Street, London, United Kingdom SE1 1LB. All telephone, fax and email contact details remain the same. The new location provides LINX with additional space to test equipment, stage press briefings and enhance overall operations. The growth of LINX over the five years since LINX opened its London office on Tooley Stree has been little short of staggering. At the beginning of 2002 peak traffic figures stood at just 13.5 Gb/s with membership numbering just 120.
LINX also reports that traffic has increased more than 10 fold and membership has more than doubled. The latter is particularly remarkable when considering the number mergers and acquisitions in the industry since that time.
Vanessa Evans, Sales and Marketing Manager at LINX commented, ”At our current level of growth, LINX can confidently target a membership of in excess of 250 and peak Internet traffic of over 200 Gb/s by the end of the year. The move to Borough High Street indicates the continued expansion of LINX and our focus to be at the forefront of the industry for many years to come.”
LINX is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose members include almost all the major UK ISPs and content delivery service providers plus many from the USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Every member of LINX has an equal vote in the management of the organization’s affairs. More than 96 per cent of the Internet traffic exchanged between ISPs in the UK passes through LINX equipment. The Internet traffic at LINX consists of website downloads, business information and e-mails. One gigabit is equivalent to approximately 60,000 average email messages. Peak traffic at LINX accommodates more than 10 million email messages per second.Connection of Internet networks at an IXP such as LINX is known as ‘peering.’ LINX offers members the option of establishing private one-to-one peering between networks and/or ‘public peering’ where traffic can potentially be exchanged with any other member linked to the exchange.
To learn more, please visit: www.linx.net.