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US consumers maynot have ample bandwidth, but from the looks of it, when it comes to sheer capacity, US is still the bandwidth big-daddy. This data collected by Telegeography says it all. Of course, it doesn’t mean anything to consumers who are thirsty for bandwidth! That’s […]

US consumers maynot have ample bandwidth, but from the looks of it, when it comes to sheer capacity, US is still the bandwidth big-daddy. This data collected by Telegeography says it all. Of course, it doesn’t mean anything to consumers who are thirsty for bandwidth! That’s the irony, isn’t it!

Top Internet Hub City: London, 1.1 Tbps bandwidth, 439 Gbps peak traffic.
Top Internet Hub Country: United States, 1.4 Tbps bandwidth, 704 Gbps peak traffic.
Top Internet Route: London – New York, 320 Gbps bandwidth, 153 Gbps peak traffic.
Top Region for Traffic Growth: Latin America, 70% average growth.
Top ISP by Autonomous System Connectivity: MCI, 3,102 connections.
Top ISP by Number of Countries Connected: AT&T, 52 countries.
Cheapest Place to Buy GigE Backbone Access: United States, $13 per Mbps per month
Highest International Bandwidth per Capita: Denmark, 38 Kbps per person.


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  1. surely London is the don dada, according to your analysis. the fact London is nigh on the same as the entire US, if i read this right, is very interesting.

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  2. Makes me wonder what the oversubscription rates are on other country’s cheap 10+ Mbps broadband services are, if they are paying more for backbone than US ISPs.

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  3. Very interesting data. Om – any thoughts on the VDSL market and likely ramp of FTTH? A lot of these have been more hype than reality to date, any thoughts would be appreciated. I am looking at an ipo for iKanos:

    http://techstockblog.blogspot.com/2005/09/ikanos-next-broadcom.html

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  4. [...] Asia network traffic is following the same trajectory. At some point in the future this is bound to have an impact on the US carriers. US is currently the top Internet hub country with 1.4 terabits/second of bandwidth. World’s fattest pipes (metaphorically speaking) are between London and New York, about 320 GB/s of bandwidth. [...]

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  5. Om -

    Andy King has a new issue of his Bandwidth Report out. US home users are about 65% on broadband, ranking up there with Slovenia. China broadband subscribers are growing at 90+%/yr and are looking to have the most total broadband users by end of year. See http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0601/

    thanks

    Ed

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