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2020 In Review – the Numbers at INEX

Reviewing 2020 traffic volumes, INEX has now entered the exabyte category with 1.181 EB of traffic flowing over the exchange during the year which was an increase from 724.744 PB in 2019.

A year when global events created a significant rise in internet traffic, many members chose to upgrade their connectivity to the exchange. The number of 100GE ports connected at INEX almost doubled, rising from 19 at the end of 2019 to 37 at the end of December 2020. Total connected capacity increased from 3.5 Tbits to 5.1 Tbits.

2020 marked INEX’s first year offering the 1st 10GE port on LAN2 free of charge and there are now 39 members peering on that LAN with peak traffic above 160 Gbits.

INEX Cork also enjoyed significant proportionate growth during 2020 with peak traffic above 17 Gbits.