S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Xavier Beaudouin kiwi at oav.net
Tue Oct 12 16:14:51 UTC 2021


>  Providing access is mostly fixed costs, as there are very few consumables in
>  running a network.
>  IP transit costs aren't an issue, since Netflix will do settlement free peering.
>  This leaves the internal network of SK Telecom as the problem and cost center.

Even with that. Netflix can also host at their point of presence their proxies.
Remember the proxies can push up to 400Gbps of stuff with about 500W of power.

So even if they have issues in their network this is their job to make the things
done correctly.

Paying just the electricity bill for a bunch of server is less expensive than
buying several 100G long haul links. That's a point and this is their problems if
those guys didn't wanted a cache in their network.


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