THE GLOBAL INTERCONNECTION INDEX
The Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix, is a new global baseline that tracks, measures and forecasts the growth of Interconnection Bandwidth*.
Private data exchange between businesses is forecasted to grow nearly 2x faster—and by nearly 6x in data volume—than global IP traffic.
United States is expected to grow 40% per annum to reach 1,800+ Tbps of installed capacity by 2020, contributing more than a third (36%) of Interconnection Bandwidth globally
expected Interconnection Bandwidth growth per year
Tbps of data consumed per second
of total Interconnection Bandwith globally
*Interconnection Bandwidth is defined as the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points.
GROWING IMPORTANCE OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
-Munu Gandhi, Vice President, Core Infrastructure Services, Aon
Interconnection is emerging pervasively to scale digital business transformation with growth projected across all major industries.