LINX celebrates IXP reseller partnership with JPIX
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced a new partnership with the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX), as it joins LINX’s IXP Reseller Partner Programme.
LINX launched its IXP Reseller Programme back in 2017 when it welcomed Italian IX NaMeX to the LINX partner programme. The idea of the programme is to work collaboratively with fellow exchanges, which in turn, strengthens LINX’s overall ethos of ‘Working for the Good of the Internet’.
LINX has noticed a significant increase in members joining and peering from the APAC region since 2016. Reasons behind this include the growing interest in London as a global hub for peering, particularly for new and emerging segments such as finance, retail and enterprise. Transport costs for networks trying to reach the UK are falling, making London an attractive place to interconnect and peer.
“We are pleased to be partnering with JPIX. This is a positive and natural move for LINX, following the increased interest and demand from networks in Asia wanting to connect and peer in London,” said Kurtis Lindqvist CMO of LINX. “We are excited for what the future holds!”
The new partnership will allow JPIX’s customers to connect directly to LINX’s LON1 peering platform in London via a sole carrier partner. Last month, LINX members voted to reduce Ethernet port fees by 15% from 1 January.
The connection will be ordered and managed by JPIX, making it as simple as possible for their customers to connect to LINX. It’s simply an additional service the customer can take advantage of.
CEO Ryosuke Yamazoe, said JPIX was excited to be the first IX in the APAC region to offer this service to its existing customers. "We have been in discussions for a partnership with LINX for quite some time and the members of JPIX have looked forward to peering with the members of LINX via the JPIX platform,” he said.
Yamazoe added: “Users of JPIX, on the average, can achieve 60-70% peering off their overall traffic, but with the capability to interconnect with the LINX members, we believe that 80% of the overall traffic can be delivered directly, resulting in higher quality and lower delivery costs contributing to the overall efficiency to the business of our members. Through this partnership with LINX, JPIX and LINX will continue in collaborating and creating industry best solutions to the benefit of our mutual members."
LINX has over 850 member ASNs connected to date.