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.
> New York
>This report also says that the relevance of US for Internet is decreasing.
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
>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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