Global Internation Capacity
Global Internet Users
921Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
From africa to asia
From 16 countries
From Nike to PE
The Global Mobile Broadband Growth
Internet on your Phone - millions of users
Internet Exchange Points (IXP)Routing points that make the Internet work
An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) consists of physical routing hardware that connects Internet traffic from ISP's and Content Delivery Networks to route to other Autonomous Systems (AS).
The map above depicts the largest IXP's with scale depicting the size of the traffic that is being passed by the network.
A number of Internet exchange points, particularly those in the United States do not publish figures.
Autonomous Systems (AS)Do you know what an ASN is?
Autonomous Systems (AS) are collections of IP address prefixes that are managed by a particular organization. An AS can be identified by its ASN or Autonomous System Number. Having even a basic understanding of how to identify an AS can help in tracking down issues with network connections and assist in aspects of cyber security.
Internet Maps and StatisticsResources for Understanding the State of the Internet
Typical Geographic Reponse TimesDistance is a primary factor in predicting typical response times
Estimating response times from geographic hops is a primary way to identify routers that are having network issues. Using the reverse DNS of the router IP along with a typical response time allows us to identify congested hops or other problems. Did you know that while the speed of light is 300'000km/sec the refractive index of glass means the data travels through fibre at ~200'000km/sec or 200km per millisecond (source Traceroute 2014).