[AusNOG] CloudFlare: The Relative Cost of Bandwidth Around the World

Wolfgang Nagele (AusRegistry) wolfgang.nagele at ausregistry.com.au
Wed Aug 27 00:02:03 EST 2014

Simply not true that Telstra is the only one doing this. Deutsche Telekom has been known to use the same practice for now decades. Swisscom, same thing.

All of the Gorillas are doing this. Sadly.

On 8/26/14, 11:35 PM, "Ben Grubb" <bgrubb at fairfaxmedia.com.au<mailto:bgrubb at fairfaxmedia.com.au>> wrote:

I'm planning on writing about this guys for the SMH. Matt at CloudFlare gave me the heads up earlier.

If anyone feels like ranting to me about this, drop me a line :)

It's really interesting IMO, especially considering it's in Telstra's best interest with its 50% stake in Foxtel to keep content players like Netflix away. Only way to do that is by charging them ridiculous transit fees.

Ben Grubb

On 26 August 2014 23:30, James Andrewartha <trs80 at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au<mailto:trs80 at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>> wrote:
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8226654

"Australia is the most expensive region in which we operate, but for an
interesting reason. We peer with virtually every ISP in the region except
one: Telstra. Telstra, which controls approximately 50% of the market, and
was traditionally the monopoly telecom provider, charges some of the
highest transit pricing in the world — 20x the benchmark ($200/Mbps)."

Not quite news, but it's still interesting to see the relative numbers.

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