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Five Web Exchanges Join Metro2C Ecosystem

Subsea network alliance founded by Sea Fibre Networks adds IP peering points across UK region via new Internet exchange members.

November 20, 2013

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DUBLIN -- The METRO2C Alliance, a collaboration of Europe's leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet Exchanges founded by Sea Fibre Networks, today added LINX, IX Manchester, IX Scotland, INEX and CNIX to the METRO2C ecosystem. Internet Exchanges are critical elements of the Internet, allowing telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and content providers to exchange IP traffic with one another more efficiently, lowering costs and improving the quality of online services in their regions. The agreement to exchange IP traffic is known as peering and can take place locally or internationally between two regions across submarine and terrestrial networks. The METRO2C Alliance recognises the essential role Internet Exchanges play for carriers and enterprises alike and has added the following Exchanges to the METRO2C interactive map:

LINX (London Internet Exchange): With over 1.789TB of peak traffic and over 480 members collectively carrying the overwhelming majority of UK Internet traffic, LINX is the largest membership organisation for Internet service providers and content delivery service providers in the UK and Ireland.

IX Manchester: IX Manchester is a peering local area network (LAN) based in the north west of England. Responding to demands from members, LINX launched its first regional exchange in the digital hub of Manchester in 2012.

IX Scotland: The new IX Scotland Exchange, developed by LINX, went live at the beginning of November 2013, bringing richer, faster experience for users of online tools and applications that is much needed in the area.

INEX (Internet Neutral Exchange, Dublin, Ireland): INEX is a neutral, industry-owned association providing high-speed, reliable and resilient IP traffic exchange facilities on the island of Ireland. With over 95% of 'eyballs' on the island connected to the exchange via their provider and many of the largest national and international content providers peering at the exchange, it's enhancing the delivery of IP traffic for all its members. INEX has PoPs at five exchanges in the greater Dublin area and currently has 77 members.

CNIX (Cork Neutral Exchange Association Limited, Ireland): CNIX supports the Irish economy by delivering and expanding local infrastructure to enable higher capacity, lower latency and lower cost data transfer to homes and businesses in the Munster region - home to tech giants such as Apple, EMC and VMWare.

Sea Fibre Networks Ltd.

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