Participating Internet Service Providers have installed a common tool to measure traffic at their interconnects, the points where ISPs exchange traffic with the greater Internet. This effort includes multiple ISPs, providing direct information on the capacity and utilization of interconnect links. All data and visualizations are of ingress capacity and utilization.
Across the 1,200+ links included in the data set, which represent the diverse and broadly substitutable routes available for Internet traffic flows, the Project reveals that capacity is roughly 50% utilized during peak periods, and that capacity continues to grow to address continued traffic growth. Further segmentation and analysis of the data is available, which will be regularly refreshed to provide a dynamic picture of how the Internet is evolving.
CITP and the participating ISPs will annually assess whether the project remains relevant as Internet interconnection continues to evolve.
The Interconnection Measurement Project
First Update – Today, CITP has released the first update to the Interconnection Measurement Project website, consistent with the project’s goal to provide ongoing insights into the evolution of interconnection capacity and utilization, an important element of the Internet. This update includes three additional months of capacity and utilization data from participating ISP interconnection points. The visualizations now include the months of April, May, and June.