Evolution of traffic over the years

Average traffic on BNIX has quadrupled in 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.

Data traffic in 2020

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

In the corona year 2020, traffic increased by 37.5%.

Data volume 2020

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The Belgian Internet node processed 869 616 000 GB of data in 2020.

New participants

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In 2023, BNIX welcomed 9 new participants (of which 1 through the Reseller Programme and 3 through the partnership with LU-CIX).

The BNIX platform


67 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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Almost half of the connections are 10 Gbit/s connections.


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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 in 2020

Top months

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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.

Peak 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.

Off-peak moments

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Trafic decreased on Saturdays and Sundays.

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