AMS-IX Surpasses 4Tbit / s




The Amsterdam Internet Exchange is the limit of 4Tbit / s broken on Wednesday night. The milestone was achieved one year after the first peak of 3Tbit / s. The exchange says clients prepare for further growth of the Internet capacity.

The limit of 4 Terabits per second was over Wednesday evening at 20:30 achieved: at the peak moment was about 4,242Tbit / s. The peak was obtained at the time of Apple IOS 9 released, that up to a lot of traffic led. The growth of the Internet has accelerated in the past three years, according to the AMS-IX: last year 3Tbit / s was broken in November of 2012 that happened with 2Tbit / s. In March, broke the Internet node 3,5Tbit / s.

The growth is due to the desire of customers for more capacity, according to AMS-IX. “This is an indication that clients are preparing for sustained growth”, reports the exchange. The AMS-IX has connected in the first half of 2015, 60 new parties. It also contributes to the increasing use of mobile devices, cloud applications and online video to the growth of traffic.


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