European traffic to get performance boost through Linx

Network service providers in Europe can now connect direct to London’s Linx internet exchange via Redbus Interhouse datacentres across the continent.

The direct connection to Linx will be via switches in Redbus’s London facility. NSPs connecting via Redbus’s data centres in London, Milan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris will have their traffic routed as though they were housed through Linx. According to Redbus and Linx, continental european internet users should see increased response by the new arrangement

The London Internet Exchange (Linx) located in docklands is among the world’s busiest, handling some 70Gbits of data per second. Up to 95 per cent of UK traffic is routed via Linx.

Linx is non-profit facility managed by the 170 or so NSPs located there. Redbus says it will handle all the paperwork associated

with Linx membership so that the NSP will have just a single contract and invoice. Customers of Redbus will be billed in their own currency and in their own country.

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