Traffic evolution

quadrupled within 7 years

 Visual representation of the increase in traffic: in 2013 the traffic averaged 55 Gbit/s, in 2020 this was 220 Gbit/s
Due to the strong rise of mobile internet, e-commerce, cloud services and the Internet of Things.

Trafic evolution 2019 vs 2020

Visual representation of data traffic on BNIX in 2019 and 2020: traffic increased by 37.5%

Traffic increased by 37.5% in one year.


Data volume 2020

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The Belgian Internet node processed 869 616 000 GB of data.

New participants in 2020

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In 2020, BNIX welcomed four new participants: Combell, Wordline, Proximus Luxembourg and Localitel.

The BNIX platform


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57 companies and organizations are connected to the BNIX platform.


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The BNIX infrastructure is spread over 3 locations in and around Brussels.


Active connections: number and types

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13.2 Tbps It is the capacity of the switches. They are 4x more powerful than the previous ones.

peaks and lows

Top month

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Most traffic was exchanged during the first and second lockdown. On Tuesday 15 December 2020, traffic on BNIX exceeded the cape of 600 gigabit per second.

Top moments

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The peaks on the BNIX platform in 2020 mainly occurred in the afternoon instead of the evening, especially because of many people working from home.

Low moments

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Trafic decreased on Saturdays and Sundays.

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