AMS-IX topped 800 connected networks in 2016

30 January 2017 | James Pearce


Amsterdam internet exchange AMS-IX saw the number of connected networks using its service top 800 by the end of 2016, up from 750 the previous year.

Overall, AMS-IX connected 98 new parties, while it added 5.4Tbps of new capacity to its platform, 30% more than in 2015.

The exchange also saw the number of customers using 100GE ports grow by around 50% to reach 110 ports altogether.

Traffic through its service peaked in November at 5Tbps, while the year saw a 28% increase in the volume of internet traffic it handled. Overall, 9EB passed through the exchange.

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, said: “The Internet is growing rapidly. Our objective is to facilitate this growth and the exchange of (Internet) traffic.” 

“In 2016 about 90% of our new customers came from outside of the Netherlands. This indicates the attractive power of our digital infrastructure throughout the world.”