NY ranks #1 in Internet b/w

Vadim Antonov avg at exigengroup.com
Fri Nov 2 23:27:02 UTC 2001

Apparently, there's no enough EU <-> AP traffic to justify direct
circuits.  The dispersion-shifted single-mode ground fiber (along the
route of Trans-Siberian railroad) does exist.


On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Nipper, Arnold wrote:
> > 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.
> Hm, I'm still waiting to witness a traceroute from Europe to Asia or the
> Pacific that doesn't go over the US for the first time. Are there subs
> that can lay undersea cables yet? A cable from Northern Europe to Japan
> and the US North West under the North Pole icecap would be great.
> > As ever:  never trust a statistic unless you faked it yourself ...
> But one thing is obvious: we IP people put our stuff where we think we
> want it, not where it should go looking from a redundancy/vulnerability
> standpoint.
> If I want to send a packet from The Hague to Philadelphia, the packet will
> almost certainly pass Amsterdam and New York, two places where huge
> amounts of traffic can easily be disrupted. If the IP routers were to be
> placed closer to the places where seacables surface, this problem would go
> away: all those major hubs are serviced by multiple fiber landing
> locations.

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