LINX Intros Flat Fees

LINX is growing so rapidly that it is abolishing traffic-based charging in favour of flat-rate fees

March 1, 2006

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LONDON -- LINX - one of the largest Exchange Points in the world - is growing so rapidly that it is abolishing traffic-based charging in favour of flat-rate fees.

LINX - the London Internet Exchange - connects the networks of more than 200 Content Delivery and Internet Service Providers so that traffic may flow more efficiently between them. The company is one of the largest Exchange Points globally, measured both in terms of the traffic that passes over its network and the Internet routes that are directly accessible from its peering LAN.

LINX members will be able to take advantage of the lower fees from June this year. The new payment model will make billing and budgeting simpler for everyone and comes at a time when many ISPs are seeking to attract new customers through lower prices for broadband services. It offers LINX Members the opportunity to cut costs in an increasingly price-competitive market for end users.

There are over 207 organisations currently connecting to LINX from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, US and South East Asia, denoting a 32% increase in Membership at LINX in just 12 months. Much of this growth can be linked to a strong economy in the UK and an increased usage of Broadband. Since its introduction a little over 3 years ago, prices for the service have dropped by more than a third as competition between providers increases.

Recent advancements to ADSL have delivered ADSL 2 and ADSL 2+, which have increased maximum downstream speeds to 12Mbps and 25Mbps respectively while retaining compatibility with the standard ADSL version. This has made it more desirable to consumers and businesses alike and LINX members are quick to support consumer requirements.

With competition so marked it is important to LINX members that they can streamline their costs as they look to invest in the future of their organisations.

Sales and Marketing Manager Vanessa Evans said "The general consensus of LINX Membership is that they would prefer a simple, flat-rate pricing method which we are now delighted to offer. With the recent upsurge in membership we are able to abolish the traffic charge without any increase to our other fees."

The London Internet Exchange Ltd. (LINX)

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