London Internet Exchange

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Coordinates: 51°30′41″N 0°00′12″W / 51.511453°N 0.003418°W / 51.511453; -0.003418

The London Internet Exchange ("LINX") is an Internet exchange point (IXP) situated in London. It was founded in 1994 by a group of Internet service providers. LINX is a founder member of EURO-IX, a Europe-wide alliance of Internet Exchanges. It is currently the third largest neutral IXP in Europe in terms of average throughput .

LINX is a not-for-profit organisation (Company Limited by Guarantee). Internet service providers join LINX as members and sign a memorandum of understanding. Members collectively 'own' the company and all members have a single vote at AGMs and EGMs in matters relating to finances, constitution, and what activities LINX may carry out. Members also periodically elect the LINX non-executive board of directors. Members meet at regular LINX meetings to discuss technical, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. LINX has a mandate to not actively compete with its members.



LINX operates two physically separate networks or switching platforms on different architectures using equipment from different manufacturers (Extreme Networks and Brocade Communications Systems, formerly Foundry Networks). These networks are deployed over ten locations, each connected by multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections over fibre networks.

The ten locations are:

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