Cost of transit and options in APAC

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Wed Aug 11 17:02:22 CDT 2010


On 11 Aug 2010, at 22:03, Benson Schliesser wrote:

> 
> On 11 Aug 10, at 2:53 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> 
>> I think the question is more like why am I being quoted $100 A megabit
>> in India for transit in India? Not why am I being charged for for the
>> transport cost across the pacific.
> 
> Obviously I can't speak for the providers in question, but I'd guess that the cost for transit in AP is strongly related to the cost of long-haul transport.  Once upon a time, the majority of Internet traffic in AP countries *did* originate in the US.  Does anybody have data that this is changing?
> 
> Cheers,
> -Benson
> 
> 
> 

Well, it would be hard to change because who would host in country when it costs so much to do so. It'd be much cheaper to host out of the country thereby exasperating the whole problem.

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Leigh Porter






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