In this third article in our “reasons to peer” series, we look at how peering lowers latency.
The shorter the trip, the better the latency
Latency is the delay between a user’s action and the response to that action from a website or an application – in networking terms the total time it takes for a data packet to make a round-trip. It is measured in milliseconds, and Internet quality depends on it. For example, for a website, even a 2-second delay in the loading time is sufficient to increase the bounce rate more than 100%!
The leading carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange (IX) operator on the Indian sub-continent, DE-CIX India, announced the expansion of its Internet Exchange points of presence (PoPs) at Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to meet the increased demand in internet usage and bandwidth capacity posed by COVID-19. In addition to its fifth PoP in Mumbai introduced last month, DE-CIX has now deployed new PoPs within STT Telemedia DC’s in Chennai and Delhi.