Universal Journal of Communications and Network Vol. 2(7), pp. 118 - 123
DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2014.020702
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A Model to Determine Quantitative Savings that Can be Achieved through an IXP Via Peering-A Case Study of ISPs in Kenya


Esther Makori 1,2,*, Cyrus Wekesa Wabuge 3
1 Sci. & Tech., Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University, Kenya
2 Department of Information Communication and Technology, Kisii University, Kenya
3 Department of Electrical & Information Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACT

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in developing countries are incurring high operating costs. Developing countries local Internet traffic is billed at the same rate with internationally accessible content hence high operating cost for the ISPs. If ISPs use the right interconnection models they can be able to reduce the high Internet cost, reduce latency and increase access speed. In this paper the author has developed a model to determine quantitative savings that can be achieved through an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) via peering. Peering model is preferred when there is high ratio of local traffic to international traffic while the Transit model is preferred when there is high ratio of international traffic to local traffic. Savings increase when the ratio of local traffic increases and savings decline when the ratio of international traffic increases.

KEYWORDS
Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Peering Model, Transit Model Local Internet Traffic, International Traffic

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Esther Makori , Cyrus Wekesa Wabuge , "A Model to Determine Quantitative Savings that Can be Achieved through an IXP Via Peering-A Case Study of ISPs in Kenya," Universal Journal of Communications and Network, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 118 - 123, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2014.020702.

(b). APA Format:
Esther Makori , Cyrus Wekesa Wabuge (2014). A Model to Determine Quantitative Savings that Can be Achieved through an IXP Via Peering-A Case Study of ISPs in Kenya. Universal Journal of Communications and Network, 2(7), 118 - 123. DOI: 10.13189/ujcn.2014.020702.