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DE-CIX Frankfurt Achieves Record Data Throughput of 17 Tbps

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During the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, DE-CIX Frankfurt, Europe’s largest Internet Exchange, saw a record data flow of over 17 terabits per second. This translates to streaming 5.7 million HD videos simultaneously or processing 3.9 billion A4 pages of text. Data traffic has surged by 20% since the start of 2023, showing a growing trend of online streaming for live sports events. DE-CIX operates critical IT infrastructure across multiple locations worldwide.

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    <b>DE-CIX Frankfurt</b>, Europe’s largest Internet Exchange (IX), achieved a milestone by setting a new data throughput record during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg. The exchange witnessed a record data flow of over 17 terabits per second (Tbps) at 9:21 pm (CEST) on April 16, specifically 17.09 Tbps, marking the first time such high throughput has been recorded, as announced by <b>DE-CIX</b>.</p>
<h2>Surge in Data Traffic</h2>
<p><b>DE-CIX Frankfurt</b> mentioned that this record figure translates to streaming over 5.7 million videos in HD quality simultaneously or processing approximately 3.9 billion A4 pages of text. The Internet Exchange experienced a 20 percent increase in data traffic since the beginning of 2023 and nearly 60 percent since 2022. Over the past five years, data throughput at <b>DE-CIX Frankfurt</b> has nearly tripled.</p>
<p>“Shortly before the start of the European Championships, Germany, the host of this year’s tournament, appears to be embracing soccer fever. We observed last year that UEFA Champions League matches are a significant streaming attraction. This trend continues in 2024,” stated <b>Thomas King, Head of Technology at DE-CIX</b>.</p>
<p>“Watching live sports over the Internet offers several advantages over traditional television. Fans can rewatch game highlights at any time and choose to view games on various devices. Whether at home or on the go with a smartphone, online streaming has a promising future.”</p>
<p>Operating critical IT infrastructure, <b>DE-CIX</b> has over 50 locations across Europe, Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, providing peering, cloud connectivity, and interconnection services.</p>
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