Why is international backhaul more expensive in Asia?


Posted by Rohan Samarajiva on August 2, 2012  /  0 Comments

Our argument has been that the principal cause is the lack of terrestrial cables.

While prices have declined globally, significant geographic disparities persist. For example, despite falling 22% compounded annually between Q2 2007 and Q2 2012, the median price of a GigE port in Hong Kong has remained 2.7 to 5.1 times the price of a GigE port in London over the past five years.

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