08 May

EIG cable in action!

And here we get latest EIG cable i.e Euro India Gateway cable in action. Although cable was up few months back, but it’s now we are getting some changes in routing table up. (Probably earlier was test mode?).

Here’s a map of EIG cable.

This was very interesting project because of few reasons – firstly it is one (of few) cable consortium’s where India’s biggest State owned telco BSNL (also known as NIB – National Internet Backbone). Apart from that, it is one of direct link between India and UK. Earlier main route was from Mumbai to France (VSNL-Tata route) and next domestic Europeon bones Lamdanet, Telia, Level3 etc used to carry data further.

Also, bharti airtel was also one of holders in consortium for EIG.

 

Here are a couple of interesting BGP announcements from BSNL-NIB ASN 9829 (from US based ISP – Hurricane Electric server)

 

BSNL-NIB route annoucement

 

It seems like BSNL is now purchasing bandwidth in bulk from London. Afterall EIG cable lands from Mumbai landing station directly in London. This will surely help in bringing cost of bandwidth down for BSNL thus leading to cheaper high speed plans.

 

Here’s one of interesting traceroutes:

traceroute to comcast.com (69.241.45.4), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

1  192.168.1.100 (192.168.1.100) [AS8151/AS28513]  1.529 ms  2.151 ms  2.693 ms

2  117.207.48.1 (117.207.48.1) [AS9829]  26.731 ms  30.480 ms  31.713 ms

3  218.248.173.38 (218.248.173.38) [AS9829]  33.999 ms  36.616 ms  40.542 ms

4  12.89.56.25 (12.89.56.25) [AS7018]  309.255 ms  311.519 ms  314.201 ms

5  cr84.n54ny.ip.att.net (12.122.105.126) [AS7018]  336.292 ms  337.229 ms  338.124 ms

6  cr2.n54ny.ip.att.net (12.122.115.93) [AS7018]  343.377 ms  304.058 ms  325.154 ms

7  n54ny01jt.ip.att.net (12.122.81.69) [AS7018]  400.521 ms  400.990 ms  401.362 ms

8  te-1-13-0-4-pe01.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net (75.149.231.45) [AS7922]  363.936 ms te-1-12-0-4-pe01.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net (75.149.230.169) [AS7922]  323.262 ms 192.205.37.34 (192.205.37.34) [*]  373.792 ms

9  pos-3-0-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.85.21) [AS7922]  371.198 ms  373.264 ms  375.889 ms

10  68.86.93.2 (68.86.93.2) [AS7922]  394.699 ms  397.320 ms  404.337 ms

11  te-1-1-ar02.philadelphia.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.85.215.178) [AS33657]  416.498 ms  418.828 ms  421.190 ms

12  te-5-1-ar01.newcastle.de.bo.comcast.net (68.86.228.85) [AS7922]  316.476 ms  318.557 ms  317.698 ms

13  te-0-3-0-0-ar01.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.86.228.81) [AS7922]  320.100 ms  320.596 ms  321.278 ms

14  te-4-1-ur07.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (68.85.215.146) [AS33657]  318.588 ms  315.323 ms  316.424 ms

15  ext-ssl01.westchester.pa.bo.comcast.net (76.96.69.5) [AS7922]  316.344 ms  350.379 ms  353.261 ms

 

 

So At&t acting as upstream carrier for BSNL 🙂

Baby bell – yay!

I think we are soon going to see speeds getting further up on DSL ….probably from 512Kbps to 1Mbps or 2Mbps in upcoming months. And you will see something like….

 

Hope to see you on faster broadband next time!

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