Interconnection bandwidth will grow to 8,200-plus Terabits per second
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Interconnection bandwidth will grow to 8,200-plus Terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity by 2021 — 10 times the projected capacity of internet traffic — according to Equinix’s Global Interconnection Index market study.
The second annual report projects interconnection traffic — direct, private connections that bypass the public Internet — will see a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48 percent. This is almost double the expected 26 percent CAGR of global IP traffic, and it’s an increase over the previous year’s projections.
“It’s actually growing faster than we thought,” said Steve Madden, senior director of global vertical market development, adding it’s about a 3 percent difference in CAGR. “We put that down to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization being an accelerator. It’s speeding up people’s ability to consume interconnection bandwidth.”
Report authors analyzed colocation participants in carrier-neutral facilities across every region and…
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