Bandwidth Savings

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Wed Jan 11 21:23:58 UTC 2017

The challenges are almost certainly economics related, at the lack of
competition and high costs for layer 1/2 transport from his Caribbean
island to Miami. Via whatever submarine cables exist that are controlled by
larger ILEC type entities/telcos. Or satellite (whether geostationary
transponder capacity or o3b).

Depending on what island we're talking about, the $$$$$/month for a single
1GbE or 10GbE layer 2 transport service from $ISLAND to Miami will be very
high compared to what a network operator in the US 48 states is accustomed
to paying.

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Richard Hicks <richard.hicks at>

> ​​
> I don't know the the Caribbean Internet Exchanges market.  Are any worth
> peering at versus buying additional L2 bandwidth to Miami?
> Rick​
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Keenan Singh <keenansingh at>
> wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > We are an ISP in the Caribbean, and are faced with extremely high
> Bandwidth
> > costs, compared to the US, we currently use Peer App for Caching however
> > with most services now moving to HTTPS the cache is proving to be less
> and
> > less effective. We are currently looking at any way we can save on
> > Bandwidth or to be more Efficient with the Bandwidth we currently have.
> We
> > do have a Layer 2 Circuit between the Island and Miami, I am seeing there
> > are WAN Accelerators where they would put a Server on either end and sort
> > of Compress and decompress the Traffic before it goes over the Layer 2, I
> > have never used this before, has any one here used anything like this,
> what
> > results would I be able to expect for ISP Traffic?
> >
> > If not any ideas on Bandwidth Savings, or being more Efficient with want
> we
> > currently.
> >
> > Many thanks for any Help
> >
> > Keenan
> >

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