LINX has announced it has passed the major milestone of 200 Gigabits per second of peak Internet traffic. In addition, they have an all-time high of 280 members using 570 connected member ports (including a record of 80 ultra-fast 10GigE ports).
The increase in membership numbers in particular demonstrates the high level of confidence and trust that the industry places in LINX. Five years ago member numbers stood at just 120 with peak traffic at 13.5 Gigabits per second. With membership numbers more than doubling and an incredible 1500% increase in traffic, the future for LINX is looking very rosy indeed.
LINX Chief Executive Officer John Souter said: “These stats show that peering is an increasingly attractive proposition despite the availability of low transit pricing. Achieving 280 members is really significant, as critical mass is the most important factor to the success of an Internet exchange. The recent surge in the number of member 10GigE ports show how important peering is to even the largest network operators.”
LINX now has members in over 40 countries and territories. It is interesting to note that while a large proportion of members come from the traditional LINX heartland of Europe, the gap with the rest of the world is beginning to close. Nearly a quarter of all members are now based outside Europe with those in North America equating to 14.7% with a further 7.5% coming from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
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