Last Sunday night, DE-CIX Dallas hit a new record of a whopping 1 Terabit per second (Tbps). This achievement solidifies DE-CIX Dallas as a vital hub for digital connectivity, facilitating the seamless exchange of data for businesses and networks in the region.
The traffic has been going steadily up over the past few years. In August, Dallas first hit 700 Gigabits per second (Gbps), and just before end of the month 800Gbps. The peaks usually coincided with Thursday night football – live streaming of the games has increased by 15% this season compared to last year – and the Sunday peak happened during the NFL playoffs.
Demand for interconnection
DE-CIX Dallas has become a pivotal point for interconnection services in North America and is at the core of the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem in North America. The 1Tbps milestone underscores the growing demand for high-quality and high-capacity Internet infrastructure in the region.
Dallas is the fifth DE-CIX Internet Exchange to reach 1Tbps of peak traffic. The others in the 1Tbps club are Frankfurt, New York, Mumbai, and Madrid.