[LINK] Australian ISP Peering
stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Mar 18 03:27:33 EST 2009
On 18/03/2009, at 12:18 AM, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
> In Oz, Optus, Connect (now AAPT) and OzEmail (now IInet) set down the
> first local peering agreement, and to my knowledge it still operates.
> If you are a small ISP with minimal local data traffic, I suspect the
> barrier to peering is that the big four peer on Gigabit pipes, and
> your 1.5mbps is inconsequential. I do wonder where operators like
> Webcentral fit though.
This may be a dumb question... and I do know what a contention ratio
is, i.e. that bandwidth is over-sold to customers because no one
customer's going to be using all of it all of the time... but...
Surely when individual customers like me have 13Mbit/sec pipes, even a
"small ISP" is going to have something a tad more substantial than
Is the number cited just meant to be indicative of the relative
values? Is it "old memories" and it's really something different in
2009? Or am I missing something?
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