NY ranks #1 in Internet b/w

Bram Dov Abramson bda at bazu.org
Thu Nov 1 21:28:00 UTC 2001

>But if you look at trunks going into *another* country the same report comes
>to this ranking.
>  London
>  Paris
>  New York
>  Amsterdam
>  Frankfurt
>This report also says that the relevance of US for Internet is decreasing.

Well, yeah.

Interregional Internet bandwidth: connects between world regions. 
Based on aggregate sum, New York is most significant metro.

International Internet bandwidth: connects between countries.  Based 
on aggregate sum, London is most significant metro.  (Hint: Europe 
has all those border-crossing fiber rings.)

Relevance of US for [global] Internet: decreasing.  Region-to-region 
traffic still goes mostly through US, but in most regions, historical 
trend is for country-to-country traffic to stay in-region more often, 
eg more intraregional links in Asia (7 percent of its aggregate 
international Internet bandwidth at mid-1999, 13 percent at 2000, 18 
percent at 2001).  Not particularly earthshattering news, but perhaps 

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>As ever:  never trust a statistic unless you faked it yourself ...

Yup.  But if people put enough time and (properly-directioned) effort 
into their fakes, they can end up with something distinctly usable 
for a limited set of applications.  Statistics are a trade-off.


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