Peering at the internet's frontier: A first look at isp interconnectivity in Africa

Arpit Gupta, Matt Calder, Nick Feamster, Marshini Chetty, Enrico Calandro, Ethan Katz-Bassett

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Abstract

In developing regions, the performance to commonly visited destinations is dominated by the network latency, which in turn depends on the connectivity from ISPs in these regions to the locations that host popular sites and content. We take a first look at ISP interconnectivity between various regions in Africa and discover many circuitous Internet paths that should remain local often detour through Europe. We investigate the causes of circuitous Internet paths and evaluate the benefits of increased peering and better cache proxy placement for reducing latency to popular Internet sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPassive and Active Measurement - 15th International Conference, PAM 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages204-213
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319049175
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event15th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2014 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2014Mar 11 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8362 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period3/10/143/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Gupta, A., Calder, M., Feamster, N., Chetty, M., Calandro, E., & Katz-Bassett, E. (2014). Peering at the internet's frontier: A first look at isp interconnectivity in Africa. In Passive and Active Measurement - 15th International Conference, PAM 2014, Proceedings (pp. 204-213). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8362 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04918-2_20