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New peak values at the world’s largest internet exchange

For the second time in 2017, DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet Exchange operator, has set a new record. The throughput data peaked at over 6 Terabits per second on Wednesday evening. At the global level, this is a new peak value and thus a new world record within just a few months.

Already in September 2017, a new record value of 5.88 Terabits per second was measured at DE-CIX in Frankfurt. This took place in autumn parallel to the release of the new Apple iOS11 operating system.

In general, our traffic is characterized by wave movements and reflects the rhythm of Internet use, starting at 6 a.m. in the morning and reaching its peak at around 9 p.m. We can also register seasonal changes – in the summer we are less online than in the autumn/ winter months. This value marks another milestone for DE-CIX,” says Harald A. Summa, Chief Executive Officer at DE-CIX.

DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the Internet Exchange with the world’s highest throughput data at peak times. However, the DE-CIX in Frankfurt is far from reaching its limits: the technical infrastructure of the In-ternet Exchange point in Frankfurt has a total capacity of 48 Terabits.

Source: DE-CIX Press Release