Observations of an Internet Middleman (Level3) (was: RIP

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri May 16 15:35:39 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>

> While that is true a lot of the time (especially for eyeball
> networks), it is less so now due to social media. Social
> media forces the use of symmetric bandwidth (like FTTH),
> putting even more demand on the network, 

Oh yes; clearly, Twitter will be the end of L3.


Could you expand a bit, Mark on "Social media forces the use of symmetric
bandwidth"?  Which social media platform is it that you think has a)
symmetrical flows that b) are big enough to figure into transit symmetry?

-- jra
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