DE-CIX sets 8.1Tbps data record

DE-CIX sets 8.1Tbps data record

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Yesterday evening, data throughput at the DE-CIX Frankfurt Internet Exchange broke through another new barrier with more than 8.1Tbps.

DE-CIX’s previous record transmission speed of data was one terabit less at 7.1Tbps, which was reached in mid-September 2019. DE-CIX in Frankfurt is and continues to be the internet exchange with the highest data throughput in the world. In a timeframe of just a few weeks, data traffic at DE-CIX Frankfurt increased by almost 14% at peak times.

“This record figure not only underscores our position in the global market, but also that of the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan region as one of the most important data hubs in the world.  We are very happy with the development that we have been able to observe for many years now with regard to data throughput and the customer response to it at DE-CIX in Frankfurt,” said Thomas King, chief technology officer at DE-CIX.

“This data record can be explained purely on the basis of the increase in the number of connected networks since the beginning of the year. Here we were able to record an increase of more than 10 percent, which brings us to just under 950 connected networks. An additional factor coming into play is being in the season when Internet users particularly like to stream films or play online. All of these components contribute to such a record.”

DE-CIX says that data traffic at internet exchanges generally moves in waves and reflects the daily rhythm of Internet usage, beginning at 6am and reaching its peak at around 9pm in the evening. Seasonal changes – in summer people tend to be online less than in the fall and winter months – can also be registered.

The news comes after DE-CIX recently announced that it had launched into South East Asia after moving into Malaysia.

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