Bandwidth growth

Martin Millnert millnert at
Thu Apr 21 02:13:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2011, at 9:35 PM, Curran, David wrote:
>> I'm interested in any evidence (even anecdotal) that general Internet usage (and more importantly, link utilization) has increased at higher rates in the last 6-12 months than in previous periods.  Any graphs or otherwise would be greatly appreciated.  The purpose is for an internal research project and this data will only be used internally and will not be shared, nor will the sources.
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Growth unsurprisingly also varies by region:
It has seen plenty of growth recently.

If any MSK-IX staff reads this, a 3-, 5- or all-year graph would be an
interesting add!

> I don't know if that proves your theory.  And one could argue public IX stats are actually not representative of growth, since many networks move peers to private connections as they grow.  But it is data, and it is available.

Aggregate IX statistics also fail to identify what part of the growth
is due to people moving traffic onto IX:es, from private connections
(transits).  It is certainly data, aggregate data. I wouldn't hang my
heart-lung machine off of it's accuracy in predicting individual
networks short-term traffic developments though, so to speak. :)


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