US transit providers with slightly better than average International connectivity?

Sargun Dhillon sdhillon at decarta.com
Mon Aug 13 17:58:00 UTC 2007


Drew Weaver wrote:
>
> Howdy, I know with the trans-atlantic and trans-pacific connectivity 
> being what it is these days that getting reliable (i.e. low latency < 
> 200, low packet loss < 5% total round-trip) to countries such as AE 
> and others is kind of a “shot in the dark”. However, I wanted to ping 
> the list and see if anyone has had ‘better luck/worse luck’ with 
> particular transit providers. We’re currently utilizing Time Warner 
> Telecom, Level3, and Global Crossing as our transit partners and we’re 
> shopping for a fourth at this time, we would really like to find a 
> transit provider with ‘better’ international presence.
>
> Any suggestions based on experience?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Drew
>
As a test point let's try: 212.58.224.131
That's the BBC. Posting traceroutes would be the best. Here is mine from 
internap:
core1.t6-1-bbnet1.sje.pnap.net 0.0% 2895 2.1 21.3 1.9 1671. 101.6
xe-1-3.r02.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net 1.7% 2895 2.1 25.7 2.0 1301. 92.6
xe-1-2.r03.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net 0.8% 2895 2.2 25.5 2.0 1764. 108.7
sjo-bb1-link.telia.net 0.0% 2895 2.3 15.3 2.1 1680. 109.5
nyk-bb1-link.telia.net 0.2% 2895 73.8 86.1 73.7 1596. 101.4
ldn-bb1-pos7-1-0.telia.net 0.0% 2895 143.1 155.5 141.8 1551. 100.4
ldn-bb1-link.telia.net
ldn-bb1-link.telia.net
9. ldn-b1-pos3-0.telia.net 0.0% 2895 144.9 163.2 141.8 1470. 99.8
ldn-b1-link.telia.net
10. siemens-118436-ldn-b1.c.telia.net 0.0% 2895 144.8 165.2 141.9 1470. 
106.4
11. 212.58.238.153 0.1% 2895 143.3 157.7 141.9 1386. 97.5
12. rdirwww-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk 0.1% 2895 146.3 156.0 141.8 1636. 99.4


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