13 thoughts on “How Much Bandwidth Can You Buy With $15,000?”

  1. You can’t combine nor compare dedicated circuit pricing to upstream BGP connections with an upstream provider., OM it’s apples and avocados. The routed connections are metered in one way or another, while the dedicated circuits are not.

    1. Alan,

      Good point though I am not sure if I actually tried to do that. I just was merely pointing out the differences between the prices of the various types of pricing for different types of connections. By the way the apple/avocados is pretty good line to use ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It is not clear whether the 10G circuit a.k.a one lambda is lit or dark. Also not clear is whether the circuit is to Customer prem; or available at the Co-Lo’s only.

    To drive a circuit from NYC-LON requires atleast a DWDM gear on both ends costing a cool 200K list, with a maintainence for the gear at about 15% of cost price.

  3. if the connection Johanesbourg-London is 2MB and New York-London is 10’000MB the diference is 5000 fold and not 500.

  4. Opps i forgot some thing,
    Are we talking about a map which is round or are we taking the map in the above picture,
    If then not sure with the conductivity in water but on land it can travel faster
    Just a thought

    1. Jason

      I think there is a lot of fiber being put into the ground but there will always be some constraints and the pricing is going to be influenced by those constraints.

  5. There are power lines running across the world,
    Our data is sent across digitally meaning just pulse signals,
    It does not take so much of wires or fibre optics to do the job,
    All you need to do is isolate a specific pulse rate or frequency in which we can communicate.
    No need to add more cables.!!!

  6. It’s staggering to see the difference between South Africa’s prices and the rest of the world. Soon though bandwidth prices could come down as SEACOM has just been completed, and there are 2 more cables in the pipeline. Perhaps within 30 years the prices could be a bit more palatable ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. I would love to get information on how much I would pay on a monthly rate for a oc-192 in the Dominican Republic… Ive been to many sites and no one seems to take us seriously and others are protecting the competition…. anyone who thinks they can give me a good honest quote of a oc-48 to oc-192 from Miami florida to the Dominican Republic or any other way you think might be better pls msg me… send me a quote… I want to do bussiness.

  8. I knew there was a lot of cables planted across earth, but looking at this picture I didn’t think there would be so many. I’m sure that with technology evolving, we will find out how to make thinner cables or some type of wireless signal to transfer data across continents to avoid the use of cables. Space is very limiting, and we shouldn’t rely on cables so much.

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