Cool Ideas goes live on SACS - and shows the big latency benefit to the US

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Cool Ideas goes live on SACS - and shows the big latency benefit to the US

Fibre ISP Cool Ideas has gone live on the new South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which gives it direct paths to South America and North America.

SACS, which connects Angola and Brazil, is owned by Angola Cables and has been designed with 100Gbps coherent WDM technology on an end-to-end solution.
 
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Nice, at least a little faster to US servers (c.20%) on latency. Hopefully Brazil will get some nice servers we can use as their population gets wealthier again...
 

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Waiting for the day we have <100ms latency to anywhere.
 

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>Waiting for the day we have <100ms latency to anywhere.
Yeah, never gonna happen unless we negate the laws of physics.
Circumference of the earth = 40,075 km
Speed of light = 299,792 kilometers per second
0.066838008s to travel 20,037.5km
0.066838008s = 66.838ms which is way less than 100ms.
No need to negate the laws of physics, just need to get rid of buffer bloat, IPS, Firewalls, NSA sniffers, Sandvine Deep Packet Inspections, etc that add latency.
 

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Circumference of the earth = 40,075 km
Speed of light = 299,792 kilometers per second
0.066838008s to travel 20,037.5km
0.066838008s = 66.838ms which is way less than 100ms.
No need to negate the laws of physics, just need to get rid of buffer bloat, IPS, Firewalls, NSA sniffers, Sandvine Deep Packet Inspections, etc that add latency.
Except you need to double that since the data needs to return to you...
 

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Comparing Trace to Fortaleza (Brazil) via WACS and Trace to Fortaleza (Brazil) via SACS...
Is it just me or are the traceroute to Fortaleza (mostly) the same?
Code:
WACS: Hop 9  225 ms 233 ms 225 ms pe1-nc013.br.ftz.as37468.angolacables.ao [170.238.232.81] 
SACS: Hop 10 124 ms 116 ms 124 ms pe1-nc013.br.ftz.as37468.angolacables.ao [170.238.232.81]
 

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Would like to see comparatives to New York if anyone has please?
 
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I pinged some random US IP addresses over the weekend and a lot still gets routed through London. I assume it will take some time getting all the peering agreements and lowest cost routes set up. But I am very excited about this -bypassing Europe will not only take our latency down but will make the internet more robust!
 

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Action at a distance is no good for FTL communication. You can google it. What is will maybe allow is straight-line communication at the speed of light.

I think the alternative is straight-line neutron beam through the earth's crust - somebody will just have to figure out how to build a reliable neutron detector.
 
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