Bandwidth Savings

Marty Strong marty at
Wed Jan 11 21:34:23 UTC 2017

I believe the ISP is located in Trinidad & Tobago.

There are five international submarine cables that land on the island:
- Americas-II
- Southern Caribbean Fiber
- ECLink

Of those, 1 go to the closest real interconnectivity hub of Miami, with the others requiring another pair onwards.

ECLink lands in Curaçao, which could give access to AMS-IX Caribbean, which may help with connectivity to content providers, both Akamai and Goole are live and we are in the process of connecting ( Pricing however, is probably just as expensive on that cable than to Miami.

It would be interesting to hear from the OP the rough pricing for connectivity to Miami, vs. elsewhere.

Marty Strong
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> On 11 Jan 2017, at 21:23, Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:
> 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>
> wrote:
>> ​​
>> 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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