Transit provider selection and peering strategy

Dr Peering -

We are looking to start peering.  Does transit provider selection have any impact on our peering strategy?

Alton Brown

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In some cases, selecting the right upstream transit provider can increase your chances of obtaining peering. From “The Art of Peering: Tactic #5...

Let’s assume that you buy transit from a Tier 1 ISP (Global Crossing (GLBX) in this example).  As a Tier 1 ISP, Global Crossing by definition has access to the entire region through its peering sessions with the other Tier 1 ISPs.

Let’s further assume that GBLX has a less restrictive peering policy than the other Tier 1 ISPs and peers with ISP B, a large regional ISP that you wish to peer with.


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