From Europe to Australia via right way

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Thu Apr 2 14:15:25 UTC 2015

There's a new AAE-1 cable currently being laid (sunk!) that comes online
early 2016 that will help. But right now alot of traffic cuts across the US
as it's still the 'best' route for reasons other that latency as others
have already mentioned.

The new AAE-1 will have 40Tbps connections from Europe to Hong Kong so
hopefully the routes will start to migrate in 2016 and give us an Easterly
route to APAC that has enough capacity to be stable in that direction

Martin Hepworth, CISSP
Oxford, UK

On 2 April 2015 at 15:03, Jared Mauch <jared at> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 10:43:25AM +0200, Elmar K. Bins wrote:
> > piotr.1234 at (Piotr) wrote:
> >
> > > What's the reason, there are some telecoms,isp  that have paths
> eastbound,
> > > southbound but in routing table they prefer longer path via US ?
> >
> > Come on - you do know that it's called "policy" routing for a reason?
> > Costs, reserved bw/s for high-rollers, capacity...
>         Sure, you can use static routes as well[1].
>         For those that are interested you can take a look
> at to get an idea of what path
> might be feasible.  I will say that telecom costs tend to be
> related to political stability, so when computing shortest
> path cost often comes into play.
>         Also, What I'm often reminding people is low-latency isn't
> always the right solution, because loss is more important.  I am
> less concerned about another 25-100ms if there is little jitter
> and zero loss.
>         - Jared
> [1] -
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> mine.

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