IX Liverpool Blog


AWS Launch new region in London

As the traffic increases in London so does the need for an Internet Exchange in Liverpool. Recently Amazon launched the Europe (London) region. The new DC from AWS, one of the biggest providers in Cloud Computing is going to attract a lot of traffic on the London Internet Exchanges.   How does this new DC […]

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January 24, 2017, Written by 0 comment

IX Liverpool Launch UK’s First Internet Exchange for the Internet of Things

After some R&D “sea” trials, we are pleased to announce that we now have a separate peering LAN for the Internet of Things( Liverpool has a rich mix of IoT hackers, makers and businesses (I have two IoT businesses) and as IoT becomes more and more mainstream (with the likes of Liverpool’s smart city agenda, […]

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November 28, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Open Letter: Grant of Concession for Commercialise Capacity in LCC owned NET ducts and Supply of Public WiFi

IX Liverpool has raised a number of concerns regarding the recent tender that Liverpool City Council has put out regarding use of its street level ducts and various assets, which we believe could be beneficial to the community as a whole, instead of a single provider whom could create another monopoly within the region. For […]

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November 27, 2016, Written by 0 comment

RIP Internet: It was fun while it lasted…Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Looks like the UK Parliament have quietly approved the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, without even a whimper… Edward Snowden tweeted: So, just in case you did not know, here is a list of authorities allowed to access Internet connection records without a warrant!   Metropolitan police force City of London police force Police forces maintained under section […]

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November 22, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Liverpool City Region (LCR) digital infrastructure & skills needs questionnaire

IX Liverpool were asked to complete a questionnaire commissioned by the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership, this is our response: What, if any, are the gaps in the LCR’s existing digital infrastructure? a. Liverpool has a lack of fibre connectivity, the existing (non-council) fibre is owned by the current incumbents, who don’t want others to use […]

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November 21, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Thumbs Up for IX Liverpool at the Houses of Parliament

Last week I was invited to the Parliament and Internet Conference at the Houses of Parliament, London. It was great to meet a number of MP’s, including Matthew Hancock MP who gave his support for IX Liverpool, while talking about why he wants the UK to be the best place in the world to do […]

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November 14, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Liverpool Community Grid – Can you Help Us?

For years now my various businesses have given a lot back to the community, through charity donations, events and pro-bono work etc, but one area that we’ve been doing the longest is Community Grid Computing, donating computer processing time to useful medical research projects for free (more below on this) I’m wanting to expand the […]

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October 23, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Why Liverpool needs direct control over its Fibre Infrastructure

The UK has some terrible broadband infrastructure and it’s down to BT’s Network. Even after the billions invested (of taxpayers money) and the roll out of BT’s “fibre optic broadband” in many areas, we have still not addressed the core issue of why it is slow and poor value for money, in the first place. […]

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October 23, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership – Single Growth Strategy now includes IX Liverpool!

We are pleased to announce that after consultation with the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership (Liverpool LEP), IX Liverpool and the creation of an internet exchange within the region is now included as part of the single growth strategy, you can download the newly launched strategy here

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July 14, 2016, Written by 0 comment

David Parr Joins IX Liverpool Board

David Parr has joined the IX Liverpool board as an Independent Director. David is a Chartered Engineer, and is currently employed by Kratos Analytical Ltd. A member of their Senior Management Team, he has taken on the role of MALDI Research & Development Manager, leading a team of Physicists, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, and Project […]

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June 3, 2016, Written by 0 comment