16 Oct The Internet has shifted under our feet
The way traffic moves over the Internet has changed radically in the last five years, according to a new report, and few people have realized it.
Arbor Networks measures network performance for its customers, but it has also used its vantage point to look at overall Internet trends. The company found that the bulk of Internet traffic no longer moves across Tier-1 international transit providers. Instead, the traffic is handled directly by large content providers, content delivery networks and consumer networks. That is, it moves directly from one of these edge networks to another, rather than going over a Tier-1 carrier’s backbone.
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