Re: [gaia] Heterogeneity in network capacity: growing?

Michael Welzl <michawe@ifi.uio.no> Mon, 29 February 2016 19:59 UTC

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Great, thanks!

Good thinking about Akamai’s report - of course! I should have looked at that first


> On 29. feb. 2016, at 19.22, achilles.petras@bt.com wrote:
> 
> Hi Michael
> 
> A good starting point is Ofcom's infrastructure annual report; here is the 2015 one:
> http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/infrastructure/2015/downloads/connected_nations2015.pdf
> 
> You will find several distribution graphs like the one in Figure 4 that compares the monthly usage to the access speed range for 2014 and 2015.
> 
> You could also find the reports from previous years to see how things have changed over time:
> http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/market-data/infrastructure/?a=0
> 
> For a more global point of view, you could check Akamai's State of the Internet Report:
> https://www.stateoftheinternet.com/resources-connectivity-2015-q3-state-of-the-internet-report.html
> 
> or play with their visualisations:
> https://www.stateoftheinternet.com/trends-visualizations-connectivity-global-heat-map-internet-speeds-broadband-adoption.html
> 
> Hope this helps
> Achilles
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gaia [mailto:gaia-bounces@irtf.org] On Behalf Of Michael Welzl
> Sent: 29 February 2016 08:16
> To: Manner Jukka <jukka.manner@aalto.fi>
> Cc: gaia@irtf.org
> Subject: Re: [gaia] Heterogeneity in network capacity: growing?
> 
> First,
> 
> Apologies for asking first formulating a question in two ways with contradictory outcomes (yes/no) and then saying "I guess the answer is no" - that was confusing!  :)   I was tired when I wrote it...
> so I meant the second question, i.e. my guess was also that heterogeneity *is* growing.
> 
> How would you calculate if there was data: I guess what I'm interested in is bandwidth statistics: how often do we see a bottleneck of X bit/s? The Internet-wide distribution of X is what I'm looking for...
> 
> Depending on area/market: I'd also be happy to have X for India, X for Europe, X for ... whatever. It's a start!
> Ideally citable - some publicly available study I could refer to.
> 
> Cheers,
> Michael
> 
> 
> 
>> On 29 Feb 2016, at 08:33, Manner Jukka <jukka.manner@aalto.fi> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I would say yes, they are globally, but it also depends on what area/market you are talking about. How would you calculate it if there was data? I have data, but not sure how to calculate this.
>> 
>> cheers,
>> Jukka
>> 
>>> On 29 Feb 2016, at 01:04, Michael Welzl <michawe@ifi.uio.no> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I guess this is probably the right group to ask: is the heterogeneity of link bandwidths growing?
>>> Another way of asking this is: across the whole Internet, do old links roughly get removed as quickly as capacities grow?
>>> 
>>> I guess the answer is no - but are there any good citable references for this? Data?
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Michael
>>> 
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