In a little over a year the amount of traffic flowing across Linx has risen from approximately 30 gigabits per second to more than 67 Gbit/s. In 2000 it was barely hitting 5 Gbit/s, the equivalent of a DVD film every 10 seconds.
MemeStreams user flynn23 pointed out in his post that this is in line with the net traffic growth estimates those of us in the ISP industry were making in the late 90's. The engineers were not the ones smoking crack.
It would be interesting to compare the statistics they are seeing at Linx with some of the other major exchanges. I'm sure its not that different. They mention in this article that there isn't much information about cross border traffic. That's the data I'd like to see. In my experience with asia-pac ISPs, the domestic versus international traffic statistics were interesting. Korea was almost entirely domestic (95/5), Taiwan was mostly domestic (80/20), Hong Kong was about half and half. I wonder what the situation in Europe is like.
BBC | Net growth slowing down