Internet in India
With high traffic comes great responsibility; How an internet exchange operator successfully manages continuously growing data traffic
At the latest since the spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic, people have become more and more dependent on digital services and have come to rely on them, in both their private and professional lives. Digitalisation is picking up speed faster than expected. On the front lines of accelerated digitalisation, internet exchanges, as part of the critical internet infrastructure, face the challenge of a fast, secure and smooth interconnection of thousands of networks.
Coronavirus pandemic as a driver of digitalisation
What has been DE-CIX’s experience handling data traffic in India?
There were huge changes in data traffic. In India, the four DE-CIX locations noted a strong rise in traffic from internet usage – up to 192% since the pandemic hit the country. The demand is enormous, and DE-CIX has further increased its geographical presence lately in order to offer new connectivity options closer to the users in different geographies around the globe, as well as doubling our backbone capacity in India for seamless and secure interconnection.
Date : 3 July 2020
Time : 4 pm IST
This insightful session will be moderated by Mr Sudhir Kunder, Sr VP National Head - Sales of DE-CIX India.
OTT traffic surged 198.68 per cent, hosting traffic (storage space and access for websites) went up by 62.78 per cent, ISP traffic increased by 54.38 per cent
There has been a significant increase in traffic in categories like gaming, over the top (streaming) services and hosting and internet service providers (ISP) since the week of February 24-28, according to the Internet Exchange DE-CIX.
With several major industry events postponed or rescheduled, DE-CIX Team offers you a platform for Virtual meet up to meet the Interconnection Community in Middle East & Asia.
The DE-CIX Virtual Get-Together will be held on 22nd April, Wednesday at 1.30 pm IST focusing on the community in Middle East & Asia.