London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – December 19, 2007 – The London Internet Exchange (LINX), has presented its Conspicuous Contribution Award, to Dr. Richard Clayton, an academic at Cambridge University and consultant for LINX member, THUS plc (incorporating founding LINX member, Demon Internet).
The presentation was made during the recent LINX member meeting at the Goodenough College in London in November and judging by the warm reception given to Dr. Clayton by the delegates, it was a very popular decision indeed.
Grahame Davies, Chairman of LINX noted, ”Richard has been attending LINX general meetings for nearly 10 years now and can always be relied upon to provide support through objective questions and points of view. Through interaction like this, LINX and its Board benefit from the vast knowledge and experience of its members.”
The ‘Conspicuous Contribution’ prize was first given in 2006 to Nigel Titley of Easynet who was a LINX council member from its 1994 formation through to 2006.
Dr. Clayton remarked, ”Nigel’s contribution is crystal clear for all to see but my own was perhaps a little less obvious. I’ve often given talks at the quarterly LINX meetings but I suspect that the main reason that I received the award is because of my contribution to many of LINX’s Best Current Practice documents. These have covered everything from traceability to spam and have proved to be hugely influential. The BCPs highlight the best ways for the industry to operate on key issues, spreading knowledge to all of the organisations that need to know. They demonstrate to the Government and the regulators that the industry is responsible and can explain why it works the way it does. They also educate end-users and – when thereâ€™s a dispute with an abuse@ team â€” that other ISPs will take the same dim view of their spamming as their current provider. This in turn reduces churn and helps everyone to work things out more sensibly.”
John Souter, CEO of LINX added, ”It is an exciting time in the development of LINX and Richard’s part in that growth cannot be underestimated. Being able to call upon his extensive experience and expertise is very important us and we are delighted to acknowledge his input in this way.”
LINX is a mutual organization owned and consisting of approximately 250 Internet service providers and content delivery service providers. It allows competing networks to exchange Internet traffic cost-effectively, bringing speed and efficiency benefits to their customers. The LINX platform enables access to Internet routes, reaching more countries, than any other public peering point. LINX operates in a regulatory and policy environment that is supportive of network operators and the Internet community, which it strives to maintain and reinforce through its Public Affairs activities. The LINX network includes over 550 connected member ports, over 50 member-facing 10GigE ports, and over 150Gb/sec of peak traffic.
To learn more about LINX, please visit: www.linx.net.