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RE: Trans-Atlantic Traffic
At 3:54 AM -0400 8/21/97, Thomas P. Koltai wrote: >--- On Wed, 13 Aug 1997 23:46:56 +1000 Stuart Bryant <[email protected]> >wrote: > >>Hi, >> Does anyone know the kind/amount of data currently being moved either >>way over the Atlantic links ? > >About 11,520,000,000 bit per hour. > >Tom I can't prove it, but I have a gut feeling that it's much higher than that. The European academic networks claim to be supporting over 300 Mbps of trans-Atlantic capacity. They claim that it is almost full-up. (300 x 10^6) x 3600 ~= 10^12, and even at only 10% average utilization, in ONE direction, that would be roughly 10 x your estimate. And this is for the academic community only, that is, no commercial links included in the estimate. Again, just top of my head, no hard numbers. --Steve G.