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Nokia deploys 400GE IP interconnection and peering solution for LINX

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Nokia deploys 400GE IP interconnection and peering solution for LINX

  • Nokia’s 400GE IP platforms powered by its FP silicon will enable LINX to deploy high-speed, high-density interconnection and peering
  • LINX members will benefit from higher speed, lower latency, reliable IP connectivity
  • The platforms will allow LINX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to higher speeds

9 November 2021

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it will supply its 400GE IP edge routing platforms for LINX, the UK’s leading interconnection and peering community, to provide high-speed connectivity for LINX’s 950+ membership. LINX members will benefit from significantly higher speed interconnection with low latency and high reliability at main LINX locations.

Nokia will supply its FP silicon powered 7750 Service Router (SR) platforms with 400GE network interfaces to upgrade the LINX network to offer high-speed IP routing for interconnection and peering. Nokia 7750 SR-7s edge routers will be deployed by LINX in three locations around London, providing greater bandwidth and higher density than its existing solution.

The platforms will allow LINX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to higher speeds in the future. LINX will benefit from Nokia FP silicon that ensures network performance and capabilities such as traffic engineering do not degrade as network traffic levels increase.

Richard Petrie, CTO and Executive Director at LINX, said: “Our partnership with Nokia highlights LINX’s commitment to delivering high-speed IP interconnection and peering for its members. The scalability and capabilities of Nokia’s IP routing platforms and the integration with our automation platform will enable us to respond to our members’ needs more quickly, offering them better connectivity, improved network performance and more control.”

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, Senior Vice President of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, said: “LINX is experiencing greater demand for its market-leading interconnection services than ever before. We are pleased LINX has chosen Nokia’s market-leading 400GE IP routing technology to help ensure its infrastructure is as up to date as possible and that it remains at the forefront of the IXP industry.”

7750 SR-7s routing platforms running the Service Router Operating System (SR OS) will be deployed in fully redundant configurations for the upgrade. LINX will also integrate the 7750 SR-7s platforms into its network automation framework using an opensource driver that Nokia developed with LINX.

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About the London Internet Exchange (LINX)
Established in 1994, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 1000 member ASNs from over 80 countries. LINX continues to expand their London presence with 16 locations across the City along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. They also operate LINX NoVA, an interconnection platform for the US located in Northern Virginia as well as powering JEDIX in Saudi Arabia. New for 2021, LINX have provided the technical solution for new IXP on the Isle of Man, ManxIX. https://www.linx.net/

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