You Won’t Believe How Much the Internet Has Grown

The internet has been growing at a staggering pace over the last several years. Since 2012, almost 1.7 billion new users have come online, which is an increase of almost 82 percent, or 10 new users every second.

This is great news for global data providers like New York City’s TELEHOUSE, which achieved a milestone in February when its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) surpassed 400 Gbps of traffic daily.

Founded in 1996, NYIIX is currently the number one public peering exchange in the New York and New Jersey peering market. Its mission is to provide the internet community with scalable and neutral peering infrastructure while also assuring reliable and stable internet connectivity.

The NYIIX membership base, which is in line with company’s overall business growth, has been steadily growing from day one and now exceeds 158 members. Peering traffic has steadily increased, too. In fact, there has been an increase in traffic averaging 400 Gbps per day. And in 2016 alone, NYIIX experienced steady growth with the addition of existing colocation customers, and hosting and content providers.

Right now, NYIIX has seven peering locations, including 7 Teleport Drive, 85 Tenth Avenue, 32 Avenue of Americas, 111 8th Avenue, 60 Hudson, 165 Halsey and 2 Emerson Lane.

“In addition to seeing the exponential growth in peering, we’re also observing an increase from our customers requesting alternatives in connectivity, including the public cloud,” said Akio Sugeno, Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, TELEHOUSE. “TELEHOUSE will be making more announcements concerning enhanced interconnectivity and additional value-added services shortly.”

TELEHOUSE and its parent company, KDDI, are Silver Sponsor of PeeringDB while TELEHOUSE is also a Gold Sponsor of the Global Peering Forum (GBF) 12.0 taking place April 21-23, 2017 in New York City.

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