Peering and Network Cost

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Thu Apr 16 06:10:25 UTC 2015


On 15/Apr/15 22:12, Grzegorz Janoszka wrote:
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> Please keep in mind that some companies peer despite it offers no
> savings for them and at the end of the day it might be even more
> expensive. They do it because of performance and reliability reasons.

And also to reduce AS hops. If you and your competition are pushing BGP
routes to your multi-homed customers, the customers are "more likely" to
choose paths with fewer AS hops. Traffic to you means $$ to you. In the
long run, it "could" pay off, or at the very least, get you more customers.

Mark.




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