The growing demand for digital services led to data traffic growing by 25% in 2022, reaching 48exabytes (EB) at DE-CIX exchange points, which registered the busiest day on December 14. data flow per minute, coinciding with the semifinal match between France and Morocco of the Soccer World Cup in Qatar.
During 2022 more than 48EB of data were exchanged through DE-CIX exchange points around the world. This figure is equivalent to the storage capacity of more than 370 million smartphones, each with 128 GB of internal memory.
This represents an increase of more than 25% compared to the figures registered in 2021. “More and more data is transmitted over the Internet, simply because modern digital applications and services require more and more data from different sources,” explains the director DE-CIX Global Product and Research Director, Christoph Dietzel, in a press release.
December 14 was the day with the highest data flow per minute. When France and Morocco were playing the semifinal of the Soccer World Cup in Qatar, the DE-CIX exchange points registered a flow of 132 terabytes of data in a single minute.
The company says that 132 terabytes per minute is equivalent to more than a thousand smartphones with 128GB of storage capacity or the data volume of a five-year HD video stream.
DE-CIX sites in New York, Madrid and Mumbai also experienced significant data growth and have surpassed the 1TB per second peak traffic mark in 2022. At the same time, UAE-IX powered by DE-CIX in Dubai registered an increase in peak traffic to almost 400 Gbit/s on November 22, coinciding with the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
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