Internet Exchange Point

LONAP

  • The London Access Point [LONAP] was first established in 1997 as a 'not for profit' Internet Exchange Point for London. Today, our list of active members includes global brands, London businesses and FTSE100 companies, all of which are joint stakeholders in the organisation. As members, they all have exclusive interconnectivity and direct input into the configuration of the network and enjoy the commercial, operational and social benefits of working with a vibrant and dynamic exchange.

  • Our growing membership includes ISPs, network operators and content providers with their own data networks. LONAP members exchange traffic using a network of interconnected switches hosted in our data centres across the City of London and Docklands.

The Team

    • Tom Bird
    • Tom Bird Senior Network Engineer view profile

      Tom works with a number of organisations including LONAP and the BBC, where he is involved in several technical projects. In addition to this, he is the founder of Portfast Ltd, a small service provider that peers in the UK.

    • Jody Botham
    • Jody Botham Director view profile

      Jody has been involved in the ISP industry for the last 10 years where he has designed and managed a number of delivery platforms that provide service across the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. He’s currently involved in an architectural role at ASK4, a successful student broadband service provider known for delivering market leading speeds.

      Prior to being employed in the networking industry he has experience running a successful small business.

    • Kelly Conyard
    • Kelly Conyard Administration

      Kelly looks after LONAP’s day to day finances and Membership Administration. She has over 10 years experience in similar roles and has been with the company since 2011, Kelly is the first point of contact for all enquiries.

    • Andy Davidson
    • Andy Davidson Director view profile

      Andy has helped to build a variety of Internet Exchange Points in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Today, in addition to his work as a LONAP director, he chairs the board of the UK's only independent exchange in the North, IXLeeds. He is also a council member of NAPAfrica, and on the board of the European Internet Exchange Association.

      Previously, he was a Director and CTO of Allegro Networks, the world's first fully automatic private peering platform. Before this he worked in senior roles at European, Middle Eastern and American ISPs and hosting companies.

    • Trefor Davies
    • Trefor Davies Director view profile

      Tref has organised a number of high profile events including the carrier pigeon vs broadband race in 2010 (global exposure) and the Move Over IPv4 Bring on IPv6 event to mark the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space in 2011.

      He is an entrepreneur and has been involved in a number of startups including Timico where he was co-founder and CTO. Tref left Timico after 10 years to start another business.

    • Will Hargrave
    • Will Hargrave Director view profile

      Will is the Technical Director for the UK's second largest member-operated Internet Exchange (IX). As well as carrying out duties of an executive board member this has brought an extensive familiarity with IX design and operation at a time when ISP interconnection is being recognised as very important for improved performance and end user experience.

    • Richard Irving
    • Richard Irving Director view profile

      Richard has over 30 years industry experience in the Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider environment.

      He started his career with British Rail’s Telecommunications division and specialised in various aspects of the BR Packet Switched data network including IBM SNA/HDLC and Radio. More recently has worked for GTS/Ebone, KPNQwest, Sprint, Cogent, TATA and AboveNet, holding both Operational and Commercial roles.

    • Martin Levy
    • Martin Levy Director view profile

      Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of the first TCP/IP RFCs in the early 80¹s. Born and educated in England, Martin moved to the United States to work as a software developer at the prestigious Bell Labs. It was at Bell Labs where thirty years ago he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial-life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. Since then Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe, Latin America and now in Asia. Martin Levy joined Hurricane Electric over four plus years ago. Since then, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding Hurricane Electric¹s IPv6 global connectivity services. Martin Levy's major contribution to the IPv6 world while at Hurricane Electric has been his tireless pursuit in making IPv6's global routing on-par or better than the existing Internet routing.

    • Robert Lister
    • Robert Lister Senior Network Engineer view profile

      Rob started as LONAP's first full-time Senior Network Engineer in January 2012 to support the day-to-day operations and growth of the exchange, he has significant experience in layer 2 peering and IXP networks in particular. Rob deals with most of the day-to-day support queries, new connections and upgrades, and is happy to have a chat on the phone about anything, but particularly if it's about peering at LONAP.

      Rob has worked in a number of roles including technical support, training and system administration for a variety of companies including Demon Internet, McLaren F1 and LINX.

      When not lurking in a data centre, he can often be found riding or fixing bicycles, and is a Volunteer for the London Cycling Campaign, Rob also volunteers for Tower Hamlets Community champions and other local charities.

Company Details

  • Company name
  • LONAP Limited
  • Company no
  • 3537698
  • Registered in
  • England
  • VAT reg number
  • GB 773 7791 76
  • Registered offices
  • 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD*

*LONAP does not base any operational resources at the registered office address above. please do not send any sales or marketing material to our registered office.

Legal

LONAP Limited is a company limited by guarantee. This is a standard form of corporation for a not-for-profit company that has 'members' rather than shareholders. In Europe, the notion of member-owned Internet Exchanges is quite common, and arose from a culture of technical co-operation between network operators. In the United States, a similar form of corporation exists in a 501(c)6 Organisation.