60 ms cross-continent

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Mon Jun 22 23:55:12 UTC 2020

Microwave is used for long haul wireless transmission for the ultra-latency crowd. Free space laser has more bandwidth, but is sensitive to fog and at least until the last few years much less range. I sell ULL routes to financial players. A 10 meg microwave circuit CME/Secaucus Equinix ranges from $185K per month to $20K a month.

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces+rod.beck=unitedcablecompany.com at nanog.org> on behalf of Joe Hamelin <joe at nethead.com>
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Subject: Re: 60 ms cross-continent

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 12:56 PM Alejandro Acosta <alejandroacostaalamo at gmail.com<mailto:alejandroacostaalamo at gmail.com>> wrote:


  Taking advantage of this thread may I ask something?. I have heard of "wireless fiber optic", something like an antenna with a laser pointing from one building to the other, having said this I can assume this link with have lower RTT than a laser thru a fiber optic made of glass?

See: Terrabeam from about the year 2000.

Joe Hamelin, W7COM, Tulalip, WA, +1 (360) 474-7474

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