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5 days into COVID-19 lockdown, Internet exchanges see initial surge, then stability

Indian internet exchanges saw an initial surge in internet traffic during the national COVID-19 lockdown, but later stabilised. Exchanges route information from content providers to internet service providers. Extreme Internet Exchange ( Extreme IX) and DE-CIX, both of which route a significant chunk of web traffic in the country, have more or less settled on a usual daytime average flow of 700Gbps. Traffic first started when some states started shutting cities down (before the national lockdown started on March 25) and when the Janata Curfew was imposed on March 22. This stabilisation comes even as the COAI asked streaming services and social media companies to reduce the amount of data they used in videos. While streaming services largely agreed to the demand, it's unclear how much that contributed to the traffic volume settling down. It's useful to look at data right March 23, that is, right after the Janata Curfew, since that's when the surge began, and several states were locked down. Here's Extreme IX's weekly traffic for last week (March 23 to March 29): [caption id="attachment_212368" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Extreme Internet Exchange's traffic over the last week.[/caption] The highest traffic spikes were usually seen after working hours, when people returned home from work and consumed content in the evening. Working from home at a large scale seems to have changed that, as we pointed out earlier. Here's monthly traffic for some perspective: [caption id="attachment_212370" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Extreme IX's traffic traffic over the last month.[/caption] A  similar dynamic has been playing…

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