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Press Release -- December 13th, 2017
Source: LINX
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The London Internet Exchange (LINX) announce new partnership with Colt Data Centre Services

LINX have recently welcomed Colt Data Centre to their London network as a Transmission PoP. The new partnership offers Colt customers a valuable, new additional service and prospective LINX members an attractive new location to peer in West London.

A Transmission PoP is a facility physically based within a carrier neutral data centre that provides customers with direct access to LINX’s infrastructure and improved performance of their peering connectivity.

Matthew Cantwell, Director of Product for Colt DCS commented:

“We are delighted with the addition of a LINX transmission POP to our London West data centre. Along with a wide choice of alternative carriers, our customers see direct access to Internet Exchanges as a crucial element of their network strategy. We look forward to working closely with LINX to help our customers and prospects benefit from the capabilities of our site and connecting directly to the UK’s premier Internet exchange.”

As well as improved latency and resilience, Colt customers who become LINX members will also benefit from improved routing control, increased capacity and redundancy at lower cost. In addition, there is also the opportunity to peer with over 820 member ASNs from over 75 countries worldwide on LINX’s dual peering Local Area Networks (LANs) LON1 and LON2, a facility unique to the UK.

Jennifer Holmes, Head of Sales at LINX commented:

“We are really excited to be partnering with Colt for the launch of a new Transmission PoP in London. This will allow even more networks to connect to our peering platforms in the capital from a location that is rapidly growing in importance. It is a very positive step for the network community here."

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December 2017

Notes to Editors

About LINX

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. They provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of their members on matters of public policy.

Their members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over their secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it one of the single biggest connection points in the world.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 780 members from over 75 countries around the globe. LINX are located in 10 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC, LINX NoVA.

For more information, please visit www.linx.net or email marketing@linx.net

About Colt Data Centre Services

Colt Data Centre Services is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator. We are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled service and security. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations award. Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation services for more than 20 years at our 24 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia.

http://www.coltdatacentres.net/

PR Contact Colt Data Centre Services:

Adeela Mahmood, Head of PR & Communications Colt Data Centre Services: Adeela.Mahmood@colt.net

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