2022 internet volume at AMS-IX doubles that of 2018

Feb. 7, 2023
Related to the growing traffic is the number of connected networks at AMS-IX Amsterdam; that total has reached 889. Most connections remain at 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), but the number of active 100GbE ports rose 19% from 360 in 2021 to 428 in 2022.

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) reports that it exchanged 29.39 exabytes of data in 2022. That’s more than twice the 14.12 exabytes the facility handled in 2018.

The peak traffic at AMS-IX last year was 11.6 Tbps. “Internet growth at our exchanges is a sign of the ever-growing use of digital services and devices in society in general and the importance of AMS-IX as a vital part of the digital gateway to Europe,” stated AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel. “Especially during the pandemic years, the internet usage surged which resulted in significant growth on the platform.”

Related to the growing traffic is the number of connected networks at AMS-IX Amsterdam; that total has reached 889. Most connections remain at 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), but the number of active 100GbE ports rose 19% from 360 in 2021 to 428 in 2022.

AMS-IX says it is adding internet exchanges outside the Netherlands to its portfolio as well. Last year, AMS-IX opened new facilities in Singapore, Cairo, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. The exchange in Singapore already has seven networks connected to it. Meanwhile, the company’s already established exchanges in Manama (465 Gbps) and Hong Kong (88 Gbps) reached new traffic peaks last year.

The figures from AMS-IX follow similar trends that DE-CIX recently reported for its exchanges (see “DE-CIX reports 48 exabytes of data traffic at its internet exchanges in 2022”).

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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