02 Apr

Railtel-Google free railway station wifi using 49Gbps!

Railtel (the telecom arm of Indian railways) is running free wifi hotspots across the country in collaboration with Google.  It’s there since last two years and started with the MoU between Railtel and Google (news here) back in 2015.

Fast forward to 2018 – the free wifi project railway stations seems to be doing quite well with so many users using it. The project covers 361 stations and is expected to reach it’s target of 400 stations soon. The IP network for the service is under the name “Mahataa Information India Private Limited” and originates IP pools from AS134426 – https://bgp.he.net/AS134426#_asinfo. It is a single homed network behind Railtel’s AS24186.

 

 

Google’s free wifi at Indian railway stations is better than most of the country’s paid services

 

I put an RTI to Railtel asking them about MoU details as well as bandwidth consumption for each state. In their reply, Railtel denied the request for MoU under the exemption from disclosure as well as NDAs they have with Google but they did share detailed of state wise bandwidth consumption.

 

 

 

Some interesting points

 

  1. This data is peak bandwidth usage and not average bandwidth.
  2. Highest usage seems to be of Maharashtra which very likely is because of high usage in Mumbai.
  3. Second highest in Uttar Pradesh which isn’t surprising based on the size of the state.
  4. Rajasthan, as well as Punjab, seem quite low against their size.
  5. It seems to be mostly 0 for North East states – Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura & Sikkim. The only traffic is in Assam (450Mbps) and Nagaland (90Mbps).  In Assam there are 5 active stations under the project and Nagaland there’s just one (Dimapur) station. 90Mbps usage for one station is interesting.
  6. Total bandwidth consumption of 49.68Gbps looks like a nice number. Hard to predict the cost of the bandwidth since a significant part of this would be local cached/peered traffic like Google, Facebook, Akamai, Amazon etc. My guess would be that 35% of the 49.68Gbps i.e ~ 17Gbps would be the IP transit expense part of it which would be much cheaper against the long haul network Railtel is maintaining.

 

For anyone interested in raw RTI, I have posted the reply from Railtel here which includes my question & their replies. Document hides my personal details like phone number & address. So far impact seems good but I very much wish to know the cost of offering such service for free and if it is sustainable or not.

29 Jan

Amazon India peering check

And here goes first blog post of 2018. Last few months went busy with some major changes in personal life. 🙂

I looked into Amazon’s India connectivity with various ASNs tonight. Here’s how it looks like. (Note: Jump to bottom most to skip traces and look at the summary data).

 

Amazon India to Vodafone India

traceroute to 118.185.107.1 (118.185.107.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) 21.861 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) 19.244 ms 19.233 ms
 2 100.64.2.200 (100.64.2.200) 14.789 ms 100.64.0.200 (100.64.0.200) 20.731 ms 100.64.3.12 (100.64.3.12) 13.187 ms
 3 100.64.0.193 (100.64.0.193) 14.418 ms 100.64.3.69 (100.64.3.69) 15.469 ms 100.64.3.67 (100.64.3.67) 15.946 ms
 4 100.64.16.67 (100.64.16.67) 0.343 ms 100.64.17.165 (100.64.17.165) 0.312 ms 100.64.17.199 (100.64.17.199) 0.313 ms
 5 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) 1.942 ms 52.95.67.209 (52.95.67.209) 1.967 ms 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) 1.935 ms
 6 52.95.66.218 (52.95.66.218) 4.998 ms 4.694 ms 52.95.66.130 (52.95.66.130) 4.650 ms
 7 52.95.66.67 (52.95.66.67) 1.752 ms 52.95.66.89 (52.95.66.89) 1.850 ms 1.806 ms
 8 52.95.217.183 (52.95.217.183) 3.111 ms 3.102 ms 3.088 ms <- Amazon India
 9 182.19.106.204 (182.19.106.204) 3.426 ms 4.547 ms 4.537 ms <- Vodafone India
10 118.185.107.1 (118.185.107.1) 2.035 ms 2.059 ms 2.039 ms

 

Amazon India to IDEA

traceroute to 223.196.83.1 (223.196.83.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) 16.133 ms ec2-52-66-0-132.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.132) 14.232 ms ec2-52-66-0-130.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.130) 21.267 ms
 2 100.64.3.10 (100.64.3.10) 16.418 ms 100.64.1.76 (100.64.1.76) 20.674 ms 100.64.1.206 (100.64.1.206) 26.416 ms
 3 100.64.3.129 (100.64.3.129) 18.727 ms 100.64.3.135 (100.64.3.135) 13.790 ms 100.64.3.133 (100.64.3.133) 20.787 ms
 4 100.64.16.101 (100.64.16.101) 0.323 ms 100.64.16.195 (100.64.16.195) 0.296 ms 100.64.16.135 (100.64.16.135) 2.358 ms
 5 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) 1.879 ms 2.452 ms 2.465 ms
 6 52.95.66.174 (52.95.66.174) 2.717 ms 52.95.66.130 (52.95.66.130) 8.568 ms 52.95.66.64 (52.95.66.64) 6.004 ms
 7 52.95.66.183 (52.95.66.183) 4.361 ms 52.95.66.73 (52.95.66.73) 11.474 ms 52.95.66.51 (52.95.66.51) 11.414 ms
 8 52.95.217.201 (52.95.217.201) 3.585 ms 3.627 ms 3.420 ms
 9 223.196.6.237 (223.196.6.237) 3.704 ms 3.832 ms 3.826 ms
10 223.196.15.26 (223.196.15.26) 6.155 ms 223.196.2.141 (223.196.2.141) 8.472 ms *

 

Amazon India to Reliance Communications

traceroute to 115.252.64.1 (115.252.64.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-132.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.132) 18.567 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) 19.024 ms 19.020 ms
 2 100.64.0.72 (100.64.0.72) 22.429 ms 100.64.0.200 (100.64.0.200) 19.483 ms 100.64.2.142 (100.64.2.142) 18.679 ms
 3 100.64.1.67 (100.64.1.67) 11.717 ms 100.64.0.7 (100.64.0.7) 30.194 ms 100.64.2.195 (100.64.2.195) 11.700 ms
 4 100.64.16.195 (100.64.16.195) 0.353 ms 100.64.16.67 (100.64.16.67) 0.398 ms 100.64.17.163 (100.64.17.163) 0.400 ms
 5 52.95.67.209 (52.95.67.209) 1.847 ms 1.879 ms 1.891 ms
 6 52.95.66.108 (52.95.66.108) 5.567 ms 52.95.67.108 (52.95.67.108) 11.119 ms 52.95.66.174 (52.95.66.174) 9.029 ms
 7 52.95.66.141 (52.95.66.141) 2.938 ms 52.95.67.99 (52.95.67.99) 1.755 ms 52.95.67.165 (52.95.67.165) 1.755 ms
 8 54.239.43.171 (54.239.43.171) 18.605 ms 54.239.44.63 (54.239.44.63) 18.034 ms 54.239.43.171 (54.239.43.171) 18.522 ms
 9 52.93.19.126 (52.93.19.126) 63.893 ms 52.93.19.82 (52.93.19.82) 23.508 ms 52.93.19.62 (52.93.19.62) 20.812 ms
10 52.93.19.139 (52.93.19.139) 19.302 ms 52.93.19.133 (52.93.19.133) 18.600 ms 52.93.19.25 (52.93.19.25) 18.365 ms
11 115.110.161.61.static.vsnl.net.in (115.110.161.61) 17.966 ms 18.201 ms 115.110.161.65.static.vsnl.net.in (115.110.161.65) 17.948 ms
12 121.244.23.6.STATIC.Chennai.vsnl.net.in (121.244.23.6) 18.391 ms * *
13 115.255.253.69 (115.255.253.69) 27.234 ms 27.455 ms 27.652 ms
14 115.255.28.129 (115.255.28.129) 27.836 ms 121.244.23.6.STATIC.Chennai.vsnl.net.in (121.244.23.6) 18.906 ms 18.809 ms
15 115.255.232.1 (115.255.232.1) 27.524 ms 115.255.253.69 (115.255.253.69) 27.971 ms 115.255.232.1 (115.255.232.1) 27.777 ms
16 220.227.241.217 (220.227.241.217) 27.841 ms * 27.886 ms
17 115.255.232.1 (115.255.232.1) 27.628 ms 27.920 ms 27.965 ms
18 220.227.241.217 (220.227.241.217) 29.835 ms 220.224.230.177 (220.224.230.177) 28.402 ms *

 

Amazon India to Powergrid Corp

traceroute to 43.227.132.1 (43.227.132.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-132.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.132) 15.971 ms ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) 11.558 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) 19.813 ms
 2 100.64.0.14 (100.64.0.14) 18.356 ms 100.64.2.200 (100.64.2.200) 15.390 ms 15.390 ms
 3 100.64.2.1 (100.64.2.1) 21.122 ms 100.64.3.3 (100.64.3.3) 19.208 ms 100.64.1.1 (100.64.1.1) 21.094 ms
 4 100.64.17.165 (100.64.17.165) 0.283 ms 100.64.16.39 (100.64.16.39) 0.323 ms 100.64.17.103 (100.64.17.103) 0.341 ms
 5 52.95.67.215 (52.95.67.215) 1.638 ms 52.95.67.211 (52.95.67.211) 0.702 ms 52.95.67.215 (52.95.67.215) 0.749 ms
 6 52.95.67.64 (52.95.67.64) 1.103 ms 52.95.67.86 (52.95.67.86) 4.012 ms 3.986 ms
 7 52.95.67.51 (52.95.67.51) 0.599 ms 52.95.67.29 (52.95.67.29) 0.662 ms 52.95.67.51 (52.95.67.51) 0.651 ms
 8 52.95.219.49 (52.95.219.49) 7.935 ms 8.111 ms 8.675 ms
 9 kalwa-edge-177.230.218.103.powergrid.in (103.218.230.177) 1.452 ms 1.641 ms 1.169 ms
10 43.227.132.65 (43.227.132.65) 49.309 ms 49.233 ms 49.296 ms
11 43.227.132.1 (43.227.132.1) 58.909 ms 58.975 ms 58.893 ms

 

Amazon India to BSNL

traceroute to 218.248.235.130 (218.248.235.130), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) 15.199 ms 15.173 ms ec2-52-66-0-130.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.130) 16.306 ms
 2 100.64.2.140 (100.64.2.140) 18.831 ms 100.64.2.202 (100.64.2.202) 18.159 ms 100.64.2.78 (100.64.2.78) 15.493 ms
 3 100.64.1.1 (100.64.1.1) 16.829 ms 100.64.1.129 (100.64.1.129) 16.823 ms 100.64.2.193 (100.64.2.193) 16.813 ms
 4 100.64.16.193 (100.64.16.193) 0.403 ms 100.64.17.133 (100.64.17.133) 0.290 ms 100.64.17.99 (100.64.17.99) 0.289 ms
 5 52.95.67.215 (52.95.67.215) 0.803 ms 52.95.67.211 (52.95.67.211) 0.672 ms 0.702 ms
 6 52.95.66.130 (52.95.66.130) 7.382 ms 7.107 ms 52.95.67.174 (52.95.67.174) 2.292 ms
 7 52.95.66.179 (52.95.66.179) 1.819 ms 52.95.67.91 (52.95.67.91) 0.658 ms 52.95.66.91 (52.95.66.91) 1.798 ms
 8 52.95.217.42 (52.95.217.42) 0.534 ms 0.505 ms 52.95.217.38 (52.95.217.38) 2.010 ms
 9 182.79.178.199 (182.79.178.199) 1.938 ms 182.79.178.63 (182.79.178.63) 1.936 ms 182.79.178.201 (182.79.178.201) 1.926 ms
10 * * aes-static-042.105.144.59.airtel.in (59.144.105.42) 3.179 ms
11 218.248.235.157 (218.248.235.157) 3.106 ms 3.230 ms *
12 218.248.235.129 (218.248.235.129) 40.928 ms 40.433 ms 40.853 ms
13 218.248.235.130 (218.248.235.130) 40.307 ms 40.384 ms 40.280 ms

 

Trace from Amazon India to Google’s anycasted 8.8.8.8:

traceroute -A 8.8.8.8
traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) [AS38895/AS16509] 12.662 ms ec2-52-66-0-130.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.130) [AS38895/AS16509] 20.008 ms ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) [AS38895/AS16509] 21.983 ms
2 100.64.0.142 (100.64.0.142) [AS22773] 15.525 ms 100.64.0.204 (100.64.0.204) [AS22773] 16.081 ms 100.64.1.206 (100.64.1.206) [AS22773] 19.696 ms
3 100.64.0.131 (100.64.0.131) [AS22773] 12.944 ms 12.893 ms 100.64.2.5 (100.64.2.5) [AS22773] 15.071 ms
4 100.64.16.103 (100.64.16.103) [AS22773] 0.318 ms 100.64.17.39 (100.64.17.39) [AS22773] 0.325 ms 100.64.17.69 (100.64.17.69) [AS22773] 0.291 ms
5 52.95.67.215 (52.95.67.215) [AS16509] 1.374 ms 5.725 ms 4.294 ms
6 52.95.67.130 (52.95.67.130) [AS16509] 4.896 ms 52.95.67.86 (52.95.67.86) [AS16509] 2.021 ms 52.95.67.108 (52.95.67.108) [AS16509] 5.735 ms
7 52.95.67.111 (52.95.67.111) [AS16509] 0.705 ms 0.672 ms 0.670 ms
8 52.95.218.225 (52.95.218.225) [*] 0.542 ms 0.570 ms 0.505 ms
9 108.170.248.161 (108.170.248.161) [AS15169] 0.853 ms 108.170.248.193 (108.170.248.193) [AS15169] 0.804 ms 108.170.248.177 (108.170.248.177) [AS15169] 0.770 ms
10 108.170.234.9 (108.170.234.9) [AS15169] 1.449 ms 209.85.248.147 (209.85.248.147) [AS15169] 1.725 ms 1.728 ms
11 google-public-dns-a.google.com (8.8.8.8) [AS15169] 0.460 ms 0.744 ms 0.449 ms

 

Amazon India to Microsoft Azure India

traceroute to 52.172.52.79 (52.172.52.79), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-132.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.132) 11.434 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) 14.968 ms ec2-52-66-0-128.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.128) 14.694 ms
 2 100.64.2.8 (100.64.2.8) 15.301 ms 100.64.3.14 (100.64.3.14) 14.541 ms 100.64.2.10 (100.64.2.10) 15.289 ms
 3 100.64.0.131 (100.64.0.131) 19.954 ms 100.64.2.199 (100.64.2.199) 20.491 ms 100.64.1.135 (100.64.1.135) 20.473 ms
 4 100.64.16.67 (100.64.16.67) 6.650 ms 100.64.16.65 (100.64.16.65) 0.306 ms 100.64.16.133 (100.64.16.133) 0.307 ms
 5 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) 1.917 ms 52.95.67.209 (52.95.67.209) 1.931 ms 1.980 ms
 6 52.95.66.130 (52.95.66.130) 3.015 ms 52.95.66.196 (52.95.66.196) 10.939 ms 52.95.66.86 (52.95.66.86) 11.644 ms
 7 52.95.66.91 (52.95.66.91) 1.802 ms 52.95.66.177 (52.95.66.177) 7.303 ms 52.95.66.199 (52.95.66.199) 3.435 ms
 8 52.95.218.61 (52.95.218.61) 16.785 ms 52.95.218.63 (52.95.218.63) 1.700 ms 1.674 ms
 9 ae0-0.bom02-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.226.17) 1.952 ms 1.897 ms ae14-0.bom30-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net (198.206.164.159) 2.238 ms
10 ae14-0.bom30-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net (198.206.164.159) 2.150 ms 2.172 ms ae5-0.maa30-96cbe-1a.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.226.241) 26.009 ms
11 ae5-0.maa30-96cbe-1a.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.226.241) 25.940 ms ae10-0.maa01-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.226.243) 27.591 ms 27.587 ms
12 ae10-0.maa01-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.226.243) 27.698 ms ae0-0.maa01-96cbe-1a.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.227.208) 28.090 ms *
13 * ae0-0.maa01-96cbe-1a.ntwk.msn.net (104.44.227.208) 27.682 ms *
14 * * *
15 * * *
16 * * *
17 * * *
18 *^C

 

Amazon India to Cloudflare India PoP

traceroute to amy.ns.cloudflare.com (173.245.58.101), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-130.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.130) [AS38895/AS16509] 13.912 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) [AS38895/AS16509] 15.167 ms 15.159 ms
 2 100.64.0.142 (100.64.0.142) [AS22773] 21.393 ms 100.64.3.72 (100.64.3.72) [AS22773] 16.098 ms 100.64.3.14 (100.64.3.14) [AS22773] 11.766 ms
 3 100.64.2.67 (100.64.2.67) [AS22773] 27.118 ms 100.64.2.131 (100.64.2.131) [AS22773] 27.097 ms 100.64.2.133 (100.64.2.133) [AS22773] 21.532 ms
 4 100.64.16.39 (100.64.16.39) [AS22773] 0.253 ms 100.64.17.193 (100.64.17.193) [AS22773] 0.256 ms 100.64.16.195 (100.64.16.195) [AS22773] 0.260 ms
 5 52.95.67.209 (52.95.67.209) [AS16509] 1.850 ms 1.846 ms 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) [AS16509] 1.808 ms
 6 52.95.66.108 (52.95.66.108) [AS16509] 3.007 ms 52.95.66.174 (52.95.66.174) [AS16509] 13.312 ms 13.285 ms
 7 52.95.66.201 (52.95.66.201) [AS16509] 1.890 ms 52.95.66.135 (52.95.66.135) [AS16509] 2.571 ms 52.95.66.71 (52.95.66.71) [AS16509] 1.867 ms
 8 115.114.89.209.static-Mumbai.vsnl.net.in (115.114.89.209) [AS4755] 2.448 ms 115.114.89.189.static-Mumbai.vsnl.net.in (115.114.89.189) [AS4755] 1.984 ms 1.888 ms
 9 * * *
10 * 182.79.203.36 (182.79.203.36) [*] 2.459 ms *
11 182.79.223.54 (182.79.223.54) [*] 2.357 ms 2.368 ms 14.142.21.18.static-vsnl.net.in (14.142.21.18) [AS4755] 2.008 ms
12 amy.ns.cloudflare.com (173.245.58.101) [AS13335] 2.467 ms 182.79.203.44 (182.79.203.44) [*] 2.777 ms amy.ns.cloudflare.com (173.245.58.101) [AS13335] 2.445 ms

 

 

Some traces where traffic going from Amazon India is getting routed to Indian networks from outside:

traceroute to 125.18.237.1 (125.18.237.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 ec2-52-66-0-134.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.134) 18.252 ms ec2-52-66-0-130.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.130) 17.868 ms ec2-52-66-0-132.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com (52.66.0.132) 20.634 ms
 2 100.64.3.76 (100.64.3.76) 15.640 ms 100.64.2.202 (100.64.2.202) 13.602 ms 100.64.0.74 (100.64.0.74) 14.663 ms
 3 100.64.3.197 (100.64.3.197) 2.152 ms 100.64.2.69 (100.64.2.69) 2.128 ms 100.64.3.69 (100.64.3.69) 2.134 ms
 4 100.64.17.37 (100.64.17.37) 0.337 ms 100.64.16.37 (100.64.16.37) 0.354 ms 100.64.17.129 (100.64.17.129) 0.293 ms
 5 52.95.67.213 (52.95.67.213) 1.902 ms 1.861 ms 52.95.67.209 (52.95.67.209) 1.867 ms
 6 52.95.66.64 (52.95.66.64) 5.317 ms 52.95.66.218 (52.95.66.218) 6.883 ms 52.95.66.196 (52.95.66.196) 9.687 ms
 7 52.95.66.203 (52.95.66.203) 1.817 ms 52.95.66.69 (52.95.66.69) 1.844 ms 52.95.66.137 (52.95.66.137) 1.792 ms
 8 115.114.89.121.static-Mumbai.vsnl.net.in (115.114.89.121) 1.745 ms 115.114.89.209.static-Mumbai.vsnl.net.in (115.114.89.209) 1.799 ms 115.114.89.121.static-Mumbai.vsnl.net.in (115.114.89.121) 2.034 ms
 9 * * *
10 ix-ae-4-2.tcore1.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net (180.87.36.9) 54.804 ms * *
11 if-ae-3-3.tcore2.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net (180.87.36.6) 228.066 ms ix-ae-4-2.tcore1.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net (180.87.36.9) 56.587 ms 53.271 ms
12 if-ae-3-3.tcore2.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net (180.87.36.6) 225.894 ms 226.883 ms 227.007 ms
13 if-ae-6-2.tcore2.SVW-Singapore.as6453.net (180.87.37.14) 226.616 ms 227.081 ms if-ae-10-2.tcore2.SVW-Singapore.as6453.net (180.87.37.65) 226.699 ms
14 if-ae-7-2.tcore2.LVW-Los-Angeles.as6453.net (180.87.15.26) 227.935 ms 225.266 ms 235.497 ms
15 xe-4-1-0.edge1.SanJose3.level3.net (4.68.62.105) 247.387 ms 257.588 ms 249.384 ms
16 ae-116-3502.edge3.London15.Level3.net (4.69.167.78) 241.053 ms 241.539 ms ae-115-3501.edge3.London15.Level3.net (4.69.167.74) 242.991 ms
17 ae-116-3502.edge3.London15.Level3.net (4.69.167.78) 240.407 ms ae-225-3601.edge3.London15.Level3.net (4.69.167.90) 243.525 ms ae-226-3602.edge3.London15.Level3.net (4.69.167.94) 241.484 ms
18 BHARTI-AIRT.edge3.London15.Level3.net (212.187.139.82) 244.356 ms 244.610 ms *
19 * * *
20 * * *
21 * * *
22 *^C

 

Summary of results

Network Name Network ASN Domestic Connectivity
Tata Communications 4755 Yes*
Airtel 9498 Yes*
Idea Cellular 55644 Yes
Reliance Communucations 18101 No
Aircel 10201 No
Powergrid Telecom 132215 Yes
Railtel 24186 Yes
BSNL 9829 No
NKN 55824 No
CtrlS 18229 No
Syscon Infoway 45194 No
Intech Online 58678 Yes
Charotar Broadband 132933 Yes
Ishan Tech 45117 Yes
Webwerks 33480 No
Blazenet 17625 Yes
Spectra 10029 Yes
Excitel Broadband 133982 Yes
Google 15169 Yes
Cloudflare 13335 No
Microsoft 8075 Yes

 

Misc points:

  1. *TCL and *Airtel seem to be IP transit provider of Amazon. For certain routes going outside India traffic seem to be going via Tata VSNL AS4755.
  2. Connectivity checked for certain random pools only and not for all announced routes for a large telco network.
22 Sep

RIPE Atlas India coverage and some thoughts

It has been some time since I started pushing Indian community for hosting RIPE Atlas Probes. These probes are small devices designed to be hosted at end user’s connection and do pre-defined as well as user-defined measurement. Measurement includes ping, trace, DNS lookup, SSL check etc.

Currently, there are 61 active RIPE Atlas probes. I would say it has +/- of 7-8 probes which go offline and come back online when I request hosts to check.

 

 

Map of probes in India

 

I think now we about to reach a scenario where we should focus more around probes in specific regions and specific networks. Metro cities have some probes but outside are pretty much missing. Plus almost no probe in central India. In terms of ASN coverage, we can look at Hurricane Electric’s country report for top ASNs list – https://bgp.he.net/country/IN

 

Following top ASNs IP network are missing from coverage of probe network:

  1. Reliance Communications  – AS18101
  2. Vodafone India – AS55410
  3. Sify – AS9583 (I recently shipped probes to them and expecting few to go online soon)
  4. TTSL – AS45820
  5. IDEA Cellular – AS55644
  6. Aircel – AS10201
  7. Syscon Infoway – AS45194
  8. CtrlS datacenter – AS18229
  9. Ishan’s Network – AS45117
  10. Railtel Corp – AS24186

 

In case you work for any of these networks or are a customer of these networks, please consider hosting RIPE Atlas probe. You can fill the form given below and I will send you a probe on priority.