The London Internet Exchange (LINX) this morning announced three new members: Hutchinson 3G, Kenya Data Networks and onlive.com from the USA. The only surprise as far as Hutchinson goes is that they were not already a member.
The addition of two new international members does however serve to underline the importance of London as a peering point for the global internet community.
As a thriving and growing organisation LINX is also able to resource effort into supporting regulatory matters, governance and the good of the internet which adds real value to its role as a “connector”. LINX holds quarterly meetings in Loncdon for members. These are “must attend” jobs – the interenet is changing so quickly that the opportunity to compare, mostly technical, notes with other organisations in the same space is invaluable.