Google set a new record for Internet traffic

    Google can communicate on equal terms with Tier 1 backbone operators (there are 13 of them in the world). In terms of traffic, it has already outperformed almost everyone. According to statistics from Arbor Networks , in September 2010, Google’s share of global Internet traffic grew to a record 6.4% and there was only one backbone provider that passes more traffic through itself than Google provides to Tier 1 and Tier 2 networks .

    In January, Google had only about 5% of world traffic. With 40-45% internet growth, Google’s total traffic increased by about 80% in nine months. It is impressive that the infrastructure of one company technically withstands such gigantic loads and continues to operate almost without failures.

    These are the figures obtained from the results of actual measurements on 110+ ISP routers in all regions of the world that supply data to the ATLAS system . The statistics do not include the supply of Google traffic under peer-to-peer agreements with lower-level ISPs. If you take into account the use of Google Global Cache , then according to Arbor Networks experts, Google’s share is about 8-12%.

    According to Arbor Networks, Google has already entered into peer-to-peer agreements with 70% of all Internet providers in the world (a year ago it was 60-65%). In reality, the only operators who did not install servers with the Google cache are several Tier 1 operators, as well as national operators that are not allowed to do this by state legislation or commercial interests.

    Although from a commercial point of view, Google’s business can be discussed and analyzed, its prospects, but from the point of view of telecommunications, the company already de facto controls a significant part of the Internet and penetrates the network infrastructure.

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