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is XO communications still a Tier 1 provider?
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is XO communications still a Tier 1 provider?

Sorry if it's a stupid question. Have they ever been?

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  • Why does it matter? Tier 2 providers can usually offer you better routing with more peering points, etc.

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  • And also the criteria on who is Tier 1 vary usually depending on whom you are asking.
    Many people have secret deals and those are turning bad from time to time, we see routing wars, hell, it is a battlefield out there :P

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  • XO owns physical fiber miles. The answer is 100% yes.

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  • @Nodepop said:
    XO owns physical fiber miles. The answer is 100% yes.

    They lease it not own it. Especially true for those transatlantic & transpacific calbes.

    Being a Tier 1 has nothing to do with owning/leasing fibers.

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  • NodepopNodepop Member
    edited November 2013

    @dnwk said:
    Being a Tier 1 has nothing to do with owning/leasing fibers.

    To be a Tier I you would NOT "purchas IP transit or pay settlements". The easiest way to do this is...... To own a physical network and peer out of it. In this day in age, a single peering point will connect you globally. Making you Tier I.

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  • @rds100 said:
    Why does it matter? Tier 2 providers can usually offer you better routing with more peering points, etc.

    I'll have to agree with this. I was asking because XO transit for me is absolute crap compared to say NLayer.

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    Nodepop said: In this day in age, a single peering point will connect you globally. Making you Tier I.

    No, no exchange currently gives more than 50% of the global table - Top is LINX, followed by AMSIX, by DECIX, by Equinix.

  • Nodepop said: The easiest way to do this is...... To own a physical network and peer out of it. In this day in age, a single peering point will connect you globally. Making you Tier I.

    Not at all true.

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