Equality and asymmetry in network designs

Sean M. Doran smd at clock.org
Wed Aug 26 18:33:55 UTC 1998

Alex Bligh wrote:

| > Actually, I do not know of any non-US provider who shares trans-oceanic cost
| > with a US provider. They are all considered "customers." Given that
| > aggregate links across the Pacific is above 1.6 Gbps, we are out of the old
| > "Sprint ICM" days. We're talking serious money at stake.
| I know of several.

Yup, and there are equally several U.S.-based providers who bring
fully-paid-by-them capacity into various places in Europe, two or
three of which connect to European networks on a customer basis.

I gather this dramatically improves their connectivity to European


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