Originally posted on Data Center POST

Frankfurt am Main, 16 April 2020. The operator of the largest Internet Exchange in the world, DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main, has seen high data traffic during the COVID-19 crisis, also over the Easter long weekend and the school holidays. Data traffic for the use of video-conferencing applications grew by 20% in comparison to the end of March – in March itself, an increase of more than 100% was recorded in comparison to the end of February. Gaming traffic has also risen by more than 60% since the end of February. While the video conferencing traffic clearly levels off over the weekends – which is quite usual during the standard working week – overall average data traffic is showing a different trend: Since measures were taken to contain the virus in Germany around the end of February, traffic has become more distributed over the entire week, resulting in hardly any difference between week days and weekends.

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