IX Reach announces 200GE upgrade into LINX

14 May 2018 | James Pearce


IX Reach has announced its infrastructure upgrade to 200GE into The London Internet Exchange (LINX).

The upgrade will enable remote peering provider IX Reach to offer more competitive remote peering solutions into LINX so networks, CDNs and ISPs of all sizes can benefit, according to the internet exchange.

“We’re delighted to be in the position where we’ve needed to upgrade our capacity due to customer demand,” said Dave Pumford, lead network architect at IX Reach. “It’s great to remain market leading in remote peering, especially with connecting so many global networks into LINX, and to continue to work closely with them to achieve another key milestone.”

The upgrade continues a long-standing relationship between IX Reach LINX and was the first reseller to take a 100GE port with the British internet exchange. It was also the first network to offer remote peering at their US exchange, LINX NoVA.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of IP networks. It provides neutral interconnection facility and peering platform

Chief marketing officer at LINX, Kurtis Lindqvist, says: “LINX has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with IX Reach. The reseller programme has had many mutual benefits for our organisations and these new orders will certainly enhance that as we work together in future.”

In November 2017, PCCW Global and a revived company, IX Reach, split the assets of Console Connect in a pair of separate, but unannounced deals. PCCW Global acquired Console Connect’s brand, platform, and technology team, but its network assets and customer contracts were hived off and put under separate ownership under the name IX Reach.