Most peered AS per country

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Nov 28 14:27:24 UTC 2018


On 28/Nov/18 14:37, Tore Anderson wrote:

> Yeah, don't fall for the marketing hyperbole. A transit provider's «tier»
> is an extremely poor indicator of its interconnectedness and quality,
> especially if your traffic is regional in nature. In most cases you'll be
> much better off buying your IP transit from a regional «tier-2» provider,
> which tends to give you much better connectivity to other networks in your
> region - in addition to all the global connectivity that the «tier-2»'s
> upstream(s) provide, of course.

I find the word "tier" quite awkward... when a large global provider
deploys locally in a country/region that only/mostly deals with
globally-small (local) providers, the assumption is that all traffic
wants to go back to the global carrier's main market (typically Europe
and North America).

It takes about 12 months before folk realize that this a wrong
assumption to bring into the local market.

Mark.



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