Today's digital business leaders are leveraging Interconnection to solve for the complex integration and control challenges of an increasingly distributed infrastructure. To better understand and track how industry leaders are driving business advantage with digital-ready infrastructures, Equinix developed the Global Interconnection Index, which tracks, measures and forecasts the explosive growth in digital business.

Interconnection

The private exchange of data between companies

Interconnection Bandwidth

The total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points inside carrier-neutral colocation data centers.

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The rapid adoption of Interconnection Bandwidth across diverse industries

The impact on the Telecommunications industry can’t be ignored as it is evolving its platforms to enable digital business, addressing cybersecurity and providing new Interconnection services while implementing 100G capabilities. Consumer and enterprise service expectations are rising, as they demand a better digital network experience. Application needs are shifting, requiring more bandwidth, lower latency and ubiquitous availability. The pace of these challenges is accelerating, potentially leaving some providers behind. Telecommunications industry leaders are evolving network platforms, enabling digital business and new services closest to the users, at the metro edge.

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CAGR*

Past and current bandwidth consumption

Projected bandwidth consumption

The chart above shows past, current and projected growth in the global consumption of Interconnection Bandwidth across all industries from 2017 to 2021.

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"The Global Interconnection Index provides a barometer of the growing relevance of the need to solve for proximity to digital services across all industries."

GROWING IMPORTANCE OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC

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Ecosystem Integration

2021 Projection

LARGEST VOLUME

66%

of Total Interconnection Bandwidth

Enterprises
Interconnecting to

NETWORK PROVIDERS TO SOLVE LATENCY

FASTEST GROWING

98%

Growth* in Interconnection Bandwidth

Enterprises
Interconnecting to

CLOUD & IT SERVICES TO SOLVE COMPLEXITY

*Compound Annual Growth Rate

Fastest-Growing Industries

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of interconnection Bandwidth Consumption

2021 Projection

Energy &
Utility

73%

CAGR

Healthcare &
Life Sciences

70%

CAGR

Wholesale &
Retail Trade

67%

CAGR

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