LINX has seen network data traffic passed by its members across its multiple peering LANS grow substantially over the last year. On the exchange’s primary LON1 platform in London, data traffic has increased by well over 40%. The figure is closely reflected across all of LINX’s interconnection hubs, both in the UK, and the US. Indeed, all LINX LANs have set traffic records since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the first UK lockdown commenced at the end of March 2020, LINX’s peak traffic record stood at 4.30 Terabits per second on the LINX public exchange. The second lockdown in November saw this increase to 5.64 Tb/s while in lockdown 3, in January and February 2021, that figure had reached 5.93 Tb/s. That’s a staggering increase of 37.8%, and it’s still rising.