Our 2018 Global Internet Map Gives the Web a Splash of Color


By Markus KrisetyaOct 24, 2018


Our 2018 Global Internet Map is hot off the press.

This technicolor edition tracks global capacity, traffic, and pricing data, as well as global user figures and the most-connected ISPs. Keep scrolling to see for yourself.


The 2018 map includes:

Main Projection

  • Intra- and inter-regional internet bandwidth
  • Metro-to-metro area internet bandwidth
  • Metro area internet bandwidth
  • Top 50 metro areas ranked


  • Hubs: Top 10 hub cities (as ranked by international capacity) and their highest capacity links.
  • Global Capacity: Total growth of international capacity.
  • Growth: Five-year compound annual growth rates of international capacity from select cities.


  • Global Traffic: Average and peak traffic growth on international links.
  • Utilization: Peak utilization by region.


  • Fixed Broadband: Broadband subscribers and household penetration rates in over 200 countries.
  • Server Locations: Server location as percentage of top websites requested by users in each region.
  • Mobile Subscribers: Forecasted mobile subscribers by technology.


  • IP Transit: Median monthly price per Mbps for 10GigE IP transit and three-year compound annual growth rates in select cities.


  • Top Providers: Top 50 most connected ISPs.
  • Share: Top upstream providers of downstream ASNs.
  • Sectors: Upstream providers ranked by number of transit customers within industry verticals.


  • Internet Exchanges: Aggregate number of internet exchanges present in select cities.
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure: AWS Regions and Availability Zones.

Special thanks to our sponsor Amazon Web Services for making this map possible.



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