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London Network Access Point
Abbreviation LONAP
Founded 1997
Location London, United Kingdom
Website www.lonap.net
Members 89 As of May 2009[1]
Peak 19.8 Gbits/s As of March 2010[2]

London Network Access Point (LONAP, once styled LoNAP - and London Access Point) is a London-based Internet exchange point (IXP) founded in 1997 as a membership organisation and currently has 89 members,[1] making it the 2nd largest IXP in the UK and around the 15th largest IXP in the World by membership. (Although current traffic levels make it around the 30th largest by bandwidth - see List of Internet exchange points by size) LONAP currently operates a Cisco-based infrastructure with 10Gb/s links between four sites, specifically:[3] Current sites are:

On 10th November 2009, LONAP announced that it was going to install switching equipment into the InterXion London City data centre in the first quarter of 2010.

LONAP hosts an instance of the F Root nameserver[4]

As a membership owned organisation, the exchange is owned by the networks which participate on it, who meet at an Annual General Meeting to vote for the Board of Directors, approve the budget and discuss the activity plan for the year. The rules of the exchange make it impossible to connect and peer at the exchange without becoming a member of the company, but membership is open to any organisation worldwide who wishes to peer.

Membership of the organisation is £2,000 per annum, and this offers two 1Gbps connections to the exchange at no further charge. 10GE ports are charged at £2,500 per annum.

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