Peering Traffic Volume

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Thu Mar 24 22:34:34 CDT 2011

On Mar 24, 2011, at 7:27 PM, Ravi Ramaswamy wrote:

> Hi All - I am new to this mailer.  Hopefully my question is posed to the
> correct list.
> I am using 2.5 Tbps as the peak volume of peering traffic over all peering
> points for a Tier 1 ISP, for some modeling purposes.  Is that a reasonable
> estimate?

"Tier 1 ISP" is a nebulous term.

The top few networks in the world (not all of them are "tier 1 ISPs" - and one is not even a network :) are much larger.  The smaller "tier 1s" are probably that size or less.


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